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Basic facts

Media (4)

Original title Pigan brinner!
Film type Short
Category Fiction
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed from age 7
Swedish release 2009-10-16

Cast

Maria Kulle
pigan Agnieszka

Leif Andrée
Herr Svenzon

Bill Skarsgård
unge herr Svenzon

Rasmus Norberg
ena tvillingen Svenzon

Linus Norberg
andra tvillingen Svenzon

Marie-Louise Sahlberg
chefskonsult fru Svenzon

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Plot summary

Maid on Fire! is a little torch in the Swedish debate about maids and "house holding services", a discussion that brings us back to the silent movie ages! It is shot with the hand...

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Titles

Original title
Swedish release title
International title

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Production Manager
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
First Assistant Director
Script Supervisor
Legally responsible
Production Assistant
Film Commissioner
Still Photographer
Gaffer
Lab Coordinator
On-line Editing
Assistant Production Designer
Propman
Costume Designer
Make-up / Hair
Title Design

Cast

Maria Kulle pigan Agnieszka
Leif Andrée Herr Svenzon
Bill Skarsgård unge herr Svenzon
Rasmus Norberg ena tvillingen Svenzon
Linus Norberg andra tvillingen Svenzon
Marie-Louise Sahlberg chefskonsult fru Svenzon
Misha Messo pigans son Wojcek

Companies

Production company Svensk Text & Ordproduktion
Advance allocations Konstnärsnämnden
Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2007-04-19
Film i Uppland
CineStar Rental AB
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) Folkets Bio AB 2009
Laboratory Finnlab Oy

Plot summary

Maid on Fire! is a little torch in the Swedish debate about maids and "house holding services", a discussion that brings us back to the silent movie ages! It is shot with the hand cranked silent movie camera Pathée, from 1905, the same that the cinematographer Julius Jaenzon used for the famous Swedish silent movie Körkarlen by Victor Sjöström and an original "silent movie" score is composed for this short. Maid on fire! tells the story of a Polish maid that slaves in an upper class family kitchen, serving the brats, a hungry teenager and a father "dying" in a cold.
All tensed up, she suddenly starts to burn and selfcombust...

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 147076
Date 2009-09-15
Classification Allowed from age 7


Technical specifications

Colour type Black and white
Width 35 mm
Length in minutes 11 min


Release dates

Festival showing 2008-01-29 Pustervik Gothenburg Sweden 11 min (Göteborg International Film Festival)
2008-01-30 Draken Gothenburg Sweden 11 min (Göteborg International Film Festival)
2008-02-03 Folkan Gothenburg Sweden 10 min (Göteborg International Film Festival)
Other showing 2008-02 Slottsbiografen Uppsala Sweden 11 min
Festival showing 2008-01-27 Bergakungen Gothenburg Sweden 11 min (Göteborg International Film Festival)
2008-01-29 Bergakungen 3 Gothenburg Sweden 11 min (Göteborg Internationella Film Festival)
2008-01-31 Bergakungen 3 Gothenburg Sweden 11 min (Göteborg International Film Festival)
Other showing 2009-10-16 Sweden 11 min
Release in Sweden 2009-10-16 Sweden 11 min Premiär på 22 digitala biografer i i projektet Svensk Kortfilm c/o Folkets Bio
Festival showing 2009-10-25 Slottsbiografen Uppsala Sweden 10 min Uppsala Internationella Kortfilmfestival. Martin Lima de Faria & Anette Skåhlberg i retrospektiv.
TV showing 2011-02-13 SVT1 Sweden
DVD release 2009-12-30 Sweden (ingår i boxen "Svensk kortfilm c/o Folkets Bio: Volym 2")

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders. For enquiries please contact filmarkivet@filminstitutet.se

Element type Low contrast print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 330


Element type Digital intermediate
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Sound negative
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Printmaster
Gauge 35 mm


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