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Original title Bekas
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Form Live-action
Average rating 2,96 / 5
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed from age 11
Dialogue
Swedish release 2012-11-30

Plot summary

In the early 1990s Saddam Hussein's regime is putting enormous pressure on the Kurdish region of Iraq. Two homeless Kurdish boys see Superman at their local cinema and decide to run away...

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Festival contact (feature):

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

Theo Tsappos
+46 8 665 11 33
theo.tsappos@filminstitutet.se

Titles

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

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Production Manager
Line Producer
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Sound Design
Assistant Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Conforming
Advisor
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Production Coordinator
Location Manager
Coordinator
Legally responsible
Production Assistant
Assistant to the Producer
Assistant
Casting
Production Accountant
Film Commissioner
Post Production Supervisor
First Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Gaffer
Best Boy
Key Grip
Grip Best Boy
On-line Editing
Digital Grading
Logging
Visual Effects
Digital Imaging Technician (DIT)
Conductor
Music Mixer
Musician
Assistant Production Designer
Propman
Costume Designer
Make-up Supervisor
Driver
Costume Assistant
Caterer
Assistant Film Editor
Sound Editor
Foley
Re-recording
Translation
Legal Advisor
Other Crew
Governess
Musical Arrangement

Cast

Zamand Taha Zana
Sarwal Fazil Dana
Diya Mariwan Helliya
Suliman Karim Mohamad Baba Shalid
Rahim Hussen Mama Hama
Abdulrahman Mohamad Osman
Shirwan Muhamad Jamal
Bahadin Halabjai Ali
Nawzad Majid Hagi Alan
Bakir Mustafa Professor Rizgar
Baxan Mohamad Pora Begard
Mohamad Salah Ismail
Diyar Jamal Ari
Binay Bahman Laila
Ari Muhedin Azad
Xani Nabaz Saman
Haryad Sabah Hez
Jwtiar Nashad Husain
Karmaran Noori Ardalan
Shawhm Muhamad Ardalans hustru
Siva Kamaran Ardalans dotter
Shwan Mohamad Sdiq Heresh
Ashna Rawf Helliyas mamma
Zana Husain Mustafa
D Taha Rawf
Mohamad Majid Reza
Shwan Said Rezas pappa
Bahra Abdul Rahman Shilan
Dlier Hasan Taha Sherko
Zanwer Faxr Fazil storebror
Zaman Faxr Fazil lillebror
Rebwar Hama Hawrami taxichaufför
Rebwar Amin man på biograf
Bahzad Jalal man i biograf
Bahadin Azabang soldat
Ata Hama Salih soldat
Twana Xani soldat
Abd Hawrami soldat
Ali Twana lastbilschaufför
Muhamad Abdulla man
Omar Karim Axa man
Sivar Sarkawt flicka
Dilman Shwan pojke
Omar Mohamad pojke

Companies

Production Company Sonet Film AB
Copyright Sonet Film AB
Co-Production Company Helsinki Filmi Oy
Film i Väst AB
Ava Media
FS Film Oy
Sveriges Television AB
Supported by Fonds Eurimages du Conseil de l'Europe
Partner YLE Co-Productions
Kurdsat TV
Sulifilm
Advance allocations Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet
Suomen Elokuvasäätiö
Nordisk Film- & TV Fond
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) SF Home Entertainment 2013
Distributor in Sweden AB Svensk Filmindustri
Equipment Ljud & Bildmedia AB (kamera, Arri Alexa)
Post Production Company Zentropa Post Production (Picture Post Production)
Music Re-recording Shortlist Analogue
Music recorded at Atlantis Studio
Recording Studio Boomout Oy
Re-recording Studio Meguru Film Sound Oy
Graphics Stockholm Design Lab (affisch)
Legal Advisor Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå
Media Insurance Brokers ApS
Caterer Pop Food
Sales TrustNordisk ApS
Other Company Naive AB (för-och eftertexter)
Tokyo (trailerklippning)

Plot summary

In the early 1990s Saddam Hussein's regime is putting enormous pressure on the Kurdish region of Iraq. Two homeless Kurdish boys see Superman at their local cinema and decide to run away to America. But to get there they need some things they clearly don't have: passports, money and a high degree of luck. Undeterred, they set of on their journey to pursue their own American dream.

Swedish censorship / rating

Certificate number 201042
Date 2012-08-21
Classification Allowed from age 11


Technical specifications

Length in minutes 92 min


Release dates

Release in Sweden 2012-11-30 Sweden
Festival showing 2012-11-09 Skandia Stockholm Sweden 92 min Stockholm 23:e Internationella Filmfestival. Face2Face, 2012.
2012-11-10 Grand 1 Stockholm Sweden 92 min Stockholm 23:e Internationella Filmfestival, 2012.
2012-11-15 Sture 1 Stockholm Sweden 92 min Stockholm 23:e Internationella Filmfestival, 2012.
DVD release 2013-05-15 Sweden
TV showing 2014-12-04 SVT2 Sweden
2016-12-15 SVT2 Sweden

Awards

Festival Award Montreal 2014 (Prix Place aux Familles, barnjury / Children's Jury, Montreal International Children's Film Festival, Kanada)
Montreal 2014 (Grand Prix de Montréal, Montreal International Children's Film Festival, Kanada)
Teheran 2013 (bästa film, 31 Fajr International Film Festival, Iran)
Dubai 2013 Karzan Kader (bästa regissör/best director/Gulf Film Festival, Förenade Arabemiraten)
Dubai 2013 Sandra Harms (bästa producent/best producer, Gulf Film Festival, Förenade Arabemiraten)
Special Mention Stockholm 2012 (Stockholm 23:e Internationella Filmfestival, 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 Digital screening material
Gauge DCP


Element type Digital archive material
Gauge MAP


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Extent 67 s. + för- och eftertext samt musiklista.
Language Swedish


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 87 s.
Language English


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Bekas. By Karzan Kader.
Extent 100 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Bekas. By Karzan Kader.
Extent 104 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Bekas. By Karzan Kader. Vers 4.
Extent 107 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 67 s. + för- och eftertext samt musiklista.


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 52 s.
Language English


Script type Dialoglista
Extent 66 s.
Language Kurdish


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Misc.prints
Language Swedish


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