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Original title Parasiten
Film type Short
Category Fiction
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed from age 11
Dialogue
Swedish release 2005-04-08

Plot summary

Niklas is a truck driver in a chipboard factory in a small community in northern Sweden. He is a lonely bachelor, who longs for someone to love and share his future with - but girls are in...

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Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Production Manager
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Assistant Director
Production Coordinator
Location Manager
Legally responsible
Unit Manager
Production Assistant
Film Commissioner
First Assistant Cameraman
Second Assistant Cameraman
Gaffer
Best Boy
Negative Cutter
Lab Coordinator
Digital Grading
Assistant Production Designer
Costume Designer
Make-up / Hair
Assistant Costume Designer
Make-up Assistant
Sound Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Trainee
Graphics
Other Crew

Cast

Jonas Inde Niklas
Lo Kauppi Li
Jeja Sundström Niklas mamma
Roland Hedlund Runesson
Claes Hartelius Micke
Kåre Mölder Kurt
Dan Turdén Parasiten
Maria Pedersen arbetskompis
Simon Albertsson arbetskompis
Leif-Göran Johansson lastbilschaufför
Leif Andersson lastbilschaufför
Lars-Olof Andersson kyrkogårdsskötare
Niklas Evertsson man utanför krog
Nils-Gunnar From fabriksköpare
Sven-Åke Sandström fabriksköpare
Janne Lindqvist stunt

Companies

Production Company Migma Film AB (i samarbete med)
Co-Production Company Sveriges Television AB (SVT Fiktion)
Film i Västerbotten
Filmpool Nord AB
Oy Yleisradio Ab
Supported by Europeiska unionens regionala strukturfond (Mål 1)
Advance allocations Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2005 (utökat förhandsstöd)
Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2004
Storuman Energi AB
Storumans Kommun
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) Folkets Bio AB 2005
Laboratory FilmTeknik AB
Sales Migma Film AB

Plot summary

Niklas is a truck driver in a chipboard factory in a small community in northern Sweden. He is a lonely bachelor, who longs for someone to love and share his future with - but girls are in short supply and his mother tries to help her unenterprising son. Repeated threats of redundancies make the future in the small community uncertain. Irritation grows between those who work for a living and the community’s “parasites”. And when it becomes clear that the factory is to close, things really get out of hand. Niklas and the people around him are changed beyond recognition.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 141560
Date 2005-02-25
Classification Allowed from age 11
Original length 835 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 485-350


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Sound type Sound
Sound system Dolby Stereo Spectral Recording
Colour type Colour
Frames per second 24
Length in minutes 29 min


Production location

Storuman, Lappland Sweden (hösten) 2004 2004

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2005-04-08 Zita - Folkets Bio Stockholm Sweden 30 min
TV showing 2005-07-12 SVT2 Sweden 29 min
Festival showing 2005-02-01 Pustervik Göteborg Sweden 29 min (Digibeta, Göteborg Film Festival)
2005-10 Uppsala Sweden 29 min (35 mm, Uppsala Internationella Kortfilmfestival)
Other showing 2005-01-27 Filmhuset Stockholm Sweden 30 min (35 mm, Novellfilmpressvisning)
Festival showing 2005-09 Umeå Sweden 29 min (35 mm,Umeå Filmfestival)
2011-10-29 Slottsbiografen Uppsala Sweden 29 min 30.e Uppsala Internationella Kortfilmfestival 2011.
2011-10-30 Slottsbiografen Uppsala Sweden 29 min 30:e Uppsala Internationella Kortfilmfestival 2011.

Soundtrack listing

Original title Crazy in Love
Composer Larry Forsberg (2003)
Sven-Inge Sjöberg (2003)
Lennart Wastesson (2003)
Lyrics Larry Forsberg (2003)
Sven-Inge Sjöberg (2003)
Lennart Wastesson (2003)
Singer Jill Johnson


Original title Parasiten
Composer Johan Ramström
Performed by Johan Ramström


Original title Kanon, violin (3), b.c., D-dur
Composer Johann Pachelbel (1700)
Musical Arrangement Jean-François Paillard (1983)
Orchestra Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard (1983)
Orchestra Leader Jean-François Paillard (1983)


Awards

Special Mention Göteborg 2005 (Novellpristävlingen, Göteborg International Film Festival, Sverige)
Svensk novellfilm 2004 (2005) contains The Parasite (2005)

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 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 Low contrast print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm
Length 833


Element type Original picture negative
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Sound negative
Gauge 35 mm


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 400 and 850 x 690


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title The Parasite


Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Parasiten. Av Jens Jonsson & Lisa Munthe. Inspelningsmanus.
Extent 26 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Parasiten
Extent 13 s. + 5 s. eftertext samt musiklista.
Language Swedish


Script type Synopsis
Script title Parasiten. Pressinfo.
Extent 1 s.
Language Swedish


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material


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