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Original title Styvfar och demonen
Film type Feature
Category Documentary
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Plot summary

How does one grow up to be a balanced person in the shadow of a self-centered and flighty stepfather? Jasper Lake’s intimate documentary is much more than a public therapy session about a...

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Production company Zingo Film & TV AB
Advance allocations Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet 2005
Sales Zingo Film & TV AB

Plot summary

How does one grow up to be a balanced person in the shadow of a self-centered and flighty stepfather? Jasper Lake’s intimate documentary is much more than a public therapy session about a father-son relationship: it is a journey to happiness, a lesson in living in the moment and in taking responsibility. Meeting Alexander, the stepfather who raises emotions, after years of separation is an eye-opening experience for the director. His preconceptions and attitude change, and the stepfather starts to transform from a menace into a friend.

In the film, Lake does not merely acquaint himself with his stepfather and his lifestyle. He also learns about himself by confronting his greatest demons: meeting his stepfather teaches Lake to face his fears and to turn hardship into a triumph. Working out one relationship gives a spark for mending others, too: Alexander decides to meet his own father after 20 years. The idea of having courage to face one’s demons becomes reality.

Technical specifications

Frames per second 24
Length in minutes 67 min


Release dates

Festival showing 2006-11-13 Zita 2 Stockholm Sweden 67 min (DigiBeta, Tempo Dokumentärfestival)

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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 Video tape digital
Gauge DVCAM (PAL)


Element type Video tape digital
Gauge Digital Betacam (PAL)


Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge ProRes


Element type Digitalt visningsmaterial
Gauge ProRes


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title Styvfar & demonen. Av Jasper lake. Manus och dialoglista.
Extent 10 s. + 3 s. för- och eftertext samt musiklista.
Language Swedish


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