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Basic facts

Media (3)

Original title Farsan
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Form Live-action
Average rating 2,51 / 5
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed for all
Swedish release 2010-02-12

Plot summary

Balls is a heart-warming comedy about love, friendship and the art of being a man.



Original title
Swedish release title
International title
Working title


Line Producer
Production Manager
Director of Photography
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Sound Design
First Assistant Director
Stunt Coordinator
Script Supervisor
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Location Manager
Production Assistant
Production Accountant
Casting Assistant
Unit Publicist
Film Commissioner
Post Production Supervisor
First Assistant Cameraman
Second Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Steadicam Operator
Best Boy
Key Grip
Grip Best Boy
Color Timer
On-line Editing
Digital Grading
Music Coordinator
Assistant Production Designer
Costume Designer
Make-up / Hair
Costume Assistant
Dialogue Editor
Sound Effects Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Key Animator
Graphic Design
Behind the scenes
Other Crew


Jan Fares Aziz, farsan
Torkel Petersson Jörgen
Hamadi Khemiri Sami
Nina Zanjani Amanda
Juan Rodriguez Juan
Anita Wall Edith
Jessica Forsberg Lotta
Kjell Wilhelmsen mannen med cykeln
Yan Kai Yu arg man
Marie Delleskog Gunnel
Deborah Fronko Deborah
Marisol Hume Eriksson Marisol
Pia Edlund handläggare
Jerker Fahlström hunduppfödare
Lena Carlsson veterinär
Agnes Kim Chi Cortese bebis
Lars Söderman granne
Helén Söderqvist kvinnan med hund
Johan Kaliff tatuerare
Mathias Gullbrandson bankkund
Jan Fredriksson bartender
Lise-Lotte Fälthammar kvinnan i baren
Lena Eriksson kvinna på klubb
Helen Klang kvinna på klubb
Lena Trulson kvinna på klubb
Beatrice Säresand frisör


Production Company Memfis Film Rights5 AB
Copyright Memfis Film Rights5 AB
Co-Production Company Trollhättan Film AB
Film i Väst AB
Sveriges Television AB
Advance allocations Nordisk Film- & TV Fond
Market allocations Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) AB Svensk Filmindustri 2010
Distributor in Sweden (DCP) AB Svensk Filmindustri
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) SF Home Entertainment 2010
Laboratory Nordisk Film Post Production AB
Equipment Kameraten Trollhättan (kameror)
Zentropa EF Rental (ljud- och ljus)
Transportpoolen i Trollhättan AB (bilar)
Recording Studio Ljudligan Väst (samt mixstudio)
Caterer Adler & Grahm HB
Insurance Media Insurance Brokers ApS
Other Company Europa Sound Production AB (mastring)

Plot summary

Balls is a heart-warming comedy about love, friendship and the art of being a man.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 147374
Date 2010-01-08
Classification Allowed for all
Original length 2673 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 578, 575, 566, 425, 529.

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Sound system Dolby Digital
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2673 meter
Length in minutes 98 min
Reels 5 rullar

Production location

Trollhättan Sweden 2009-06-10 2009-07-29

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2010-02-12 Sweden 97 min
DVD release 2010-06-23 Sweden
TV showing 2012-04-13 SVT1 Sweden
2016-02-03 SVT1 Sweden
2018-12-29 SVT1 Sweden

Soundtrack listing


Nominated for the Audience Award Stockholm 2011
Festival Award Doha 2010 Josef Fares (Bästa arabiska filmskapare / Best Arabian Director, Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Qatar)
Istanbul 2010 Jan Fares (Crystal Apricot-best actor / bästa skådespelare, 1st Malatya International Film Festival, Turkiet)

Holdings Film

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Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm

Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm

Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm

Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm

Element type Duplicate positive
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm

Element type Original picture negative neutral background
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm

Element type Digital intermediate
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm

Element type Sound negative
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm

Element type SEPMAG
Gauge DTS-skiva

Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100

Size Less than 850 x 400

Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title Farsan - Dialogue list – Svenska (25/fps).
Extent 121 s.
Language Svenska

Script type Dialoglista
Script title Farsan. English dialogue list 2010-05-25 TC start.
Extent 59 s.
Language Engelska

Script type Dialoglista
Script title Farsan - Dialogue List.
Extent 55 s. + 11 s. för- och eftertext samt musiklista.
Language Svenska

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Extent 102 s.
Language Svenska

Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language Svenska

Type Program/Promotion material

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