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Original title Blindgångare
Film type Kortfilm
Category Fiction
Director
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Screenplay
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Classification Allowed from age 7
Dialogue
Swedish release 2005-03-11

Cast

Jacob Ericksson
Ulf Sand, ministern

Angela Kovács
Gunilla Sand, Ulfs fru

Sanna Ekman
Ulfs sekreterare

Asta August
Emma, Ulfs och Gunillas dotter

Plot summary

The Time-Bomb waiting to go off reflects the fear of the times in which we live. It’s central character, an important government minister, finds himself squeezed between the pressures of...

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Cast

Jacob Ericksson Ulf Sand, ministern
Angela Kovács Gunilla Sand, Ulfs fru
Sanna Ekman Ulfs sekreterare
Asta August Emma, Ulfs och Gunillas dotter
Magnus Wahlberg

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Plot summary

The Time-Bomb waiting to go off reflects the fear of the times in which we live. It’s central character, an important government minister, finds himself squeezed between the pressures of political office and the very real, personal security threat that gives rise to his deepest, innermost fears. Fear is a strong and intractable human mechanism, the expression and form of which has changed throughout time. Once it was the darkness and its’ unknown power that terrified but today that fear has other faces.

The Dud examines how a politician, pressed by the current, unpredictable evil that may strike anywhere and at anytime, handles the terrorist threat when he must also deal with the threat of losing political power, position or strength? And how, furthermore, will he manage to overcome the everyday anxieties of ageing, decay and the death of mankind?

The Dud mirrors how the power-elite, constituted by seemingly strong men, toil to keep the game going and in doing so keep the fear distant. Our politician is one such silent, resolute man who devotes great energy and effort to guard how others behave. A man who will never risk doing wrong himself, for fear of exposure. His great support is his wife but the consequences of his spiralling, intangible fears, ultimately prove fatal to their marriage.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 141549
Date 2005-02-23
Classification Allowed from age 7
Original length 646 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 433-213


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Sound type Sound
Sound system Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording
Colour type Colour
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 646 meter
Length in minutes 24 min


Production location

Ystad Sweden 2004-08
Hilton Hotell Malmö Sweden
Sturup Airport Malmö Sweden

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2005-03-11 Sture Stockholm Sweden 24 min
TV showing 2005-06-07 SVT2 Sweden 23 min
Festival showing 2005-02-04 Folkteatern Göteborg Sweden (Novellfilmsmaraton, Göteborg Film Festival)
TV showing 2010-06-07 SVT2 Sweden 23 min
Svensk novellfilm 2004 (2005) contains Time Bomb (2005)

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Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 633


Element type Low contrast print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 646


Element type Digital intermediate
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Sound negative
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


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Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


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Script type Inspelningsmanus
Extent 24 s.


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Type Program/Promotion material


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