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Media (5)

Original title Play
Form Feature
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed from age 11
Swedish release 2011-11-11

Plot summary

Ruben Östlund's third feature is a serious yet humorous study of human behaviour inspired by authentic cases in which groups of young boys robbed other children in central Göteborg. What was...

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Festival contact (feature):

Petter Mattsson
+46 8 665 11 34
petter.mattsson@filminstitutet.se

Titles

Original title
Swedish release title
International title
Working title
Title for Swedish DVD release

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Project Coordinator
Line Producer
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Assistant Director
Artistic Advisor
Adaptation
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Production Coordinator
Unit Manager
Production Assistant
Runner
Casting
Production Accountant
Film Commissioner
Post Production Supervisor
First Assistant Cameraman
Second Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Gaffer
Best Boy
Key Grip
On-line Editing
Compositor
Digital Grading
Musician
Assistant Production Designer
Costume Designer
Costume Assistant
Boom Operator
Sound Editor
Foley
Re-recording Mixer
Graphic Design
Insurance
Other Crew
Governess

Cast

Anas Abdirahman Anas
Sebastian Blyckert Sebastian
Yannick Diakite Yannick
Sebastian Hegmar Alex
Abdiaziz Hilowle Abdi
Nana Manu Nana
John Ortiz John
Kevin Vaz Kevin
Jacob Ottander pojke i köpcenter
Herman Troeng pojke i köpcenter
Tobias Åkesson tågvärd
Peggy Johansson tågvärd
Humberto Guandinango Espinosa medlem i panflöjtsbandet
Luis Alonso Tuquerez medlem i panflöjtsbandet
José Jaime medlem i panflöjtsbandet
Patricio Cotacachi medlem i panflöjtsbandet
Rodrigo Cotacachi medlem i panflöjtsbandet
Alfredo Cahuasqui medlem i panflöjtsbandet
Luis Espinosa medlem i panflöjtsbandet
Lisbeth Caspersson caféägare
Caroline Kruse cafébiträde
Tabita Fellert cafébiträde
Adam Nygren reggaekille på spårvagn
Josefine Adolfsson skrikande tjej
Almir Karajkovic äldre kille
Kawa Mohammadi äldre kille
Kawan Mohammadi äldre kille
Roland Persson vittne
Jörgen Larsson spårvagnskontrollant
Ulla-Britt Ekblad spårvagnskontrollant
Martin Bröns clownen Pibo
Hani Saad M lillebror
Abdirahman A Jame farbror
Samira Omar farbroderns hustru
Anna Troeng mamma på spårvagn
Johan Jonason arg pappa
Martin McFaul arg pappa
Johan Nordström son till arg pappa
William Berglind Mäkinen son till arg pappa
Lina Räftegård gravid kvinna
Kia Skog kvinna med matkassar
Kornelia Wiklund dansande flicka
Sören Andersson
Johan Bergdahl
Elisabeth Blyckert
Claes Briné
Kristoffer Cras
Axel Danielson
Pia Edlund
Per Grehn
Fritz Hansen
Jan-Erik Höglund
Olof Johnson
Rasmus Krage Hansén
Henrik Lindahl
Alexandra Linde
Karin Linderoth
Ulf Nordeke
Malgorzata Siliwanowicz
Therese Tellstedt
Louis Trebuchet
Ulf Wakenius
Lars Wallin

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Plot summary

Ruben Östlund's third feature is a serious yet humorous study of human behaviour inspired by authentic cases in which groups of young boys robbed other children in central Göteborg. What was remarkable about the robberies was that they followed an elaborate role-play which tricked the victims without resort to violence or threats.

Swedish censorship

Censorship number 200423
Date 2011-09-13
Classification Allowed from age 11
Notes Aktlängder: 557, 542, 546, 507, 554, 520.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Colour system Colour
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 3226 meter
Length in minutes 118 min
Reels 6 rullar


Production location

Göteborg

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2011-11-11 Sweden
Festival showing 2011-11-09 Skandia Stockholm Sweden 118 min
2011-11-10 Grand 1 Stockholm Sweden 118 min
2011-11-10 Grand 1 Stockholm Sweden 118 min
2012-03-13 Filmstaden Malmö Sweden 118 min
DVD release 2012-03-14 Sweden
TV showing 2014-02-28 SVT2 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title The Entertainer
Composer Scott Joplin (1903)
Performed by John Ortiz


Original title Ndinokakama
Composer Charles Charamba
Performed by Charles Charamba & Fisher of Menfra


Original title Scene and air from "Luisa di Montfort, op 82"
Composer Michael Bergson
Performed by John Ortiz
Alexandra Linde


Awards

FIPRESCI Motovun 2012 (FIPRESCI award/Motovun Film Festival, Kroatien)
The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2012 Best Director Ruben Östlund
Stockholm 2012 Best Cinematography Marius Dybwad Brandrud
Nominated for the Guldbagge Award 2012 Best Editing Jacob Schulsinger
2012 Best Costume Pia Aleborg
2012 Best Actor in a Leading Role Kevin Vaz
2012 Best Screenplay Ruben Östlund
2012 Best Picture
The Nordic Council Film Prize Helsingfors 2012 (Nordiska rådets filmpris 2012 )
Festival Award Linz 2012 (New Vision award, Crossing Europé, Österike)
Budapest 2012 (Breaking Waves Award of the 19th Titanic International Film Festival, Ungern)
Cannes 2011 (Coup de Coeur, Quinzaine des Realisateurs, Festival de Cannes, Frankrike)
Tokyo 2011 Ruben Östlund (bästa regi / Best Direction, Tokyo International Film Festival, Japan)
Moskva 2011 (Grand Prix för bästa film / Best Feature Film, 2 in 1 Festival of Contemporary Cinema, Ryssland)
Greta Award (Swedish Association of Film Critics award) 2011 (årets film / Greta Award, The Swedish Association of Film Critics, Sverige)

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.

Element type Kopia
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 3229


Element type Kopia
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 3229


Element type Kopia
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Duplikatpositiv
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Holdings Posters

Size Less than 850 x 400


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Play. En komisk tragedi av Ruben Östlund. Manusverision 2009-09-22. Manus Ruben Östlund medförfattare Erik Hemmendorf.
Extent 87 s. Läsanvisning (1 s.) ingår.
Language Swedish


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title English version. Script August 01, 2009. Play. A humorous and tragic behavioural study by Ruben Östlund.
Extent 87 s. Läsanvisning (1 s.) ingår.
Language Swedish


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Play. Swedish dialogue list 2011-09-22.
Extent 36 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title English version. Script August 01, 2009. Play. A humorous and tragic behavioural study by Ruben Östlund.
Extent 87 s.
Language English


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 79 s.
Language English


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language English


Type Program/Promotion material
Language Swedish


Type Misc.prints
Language English


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