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Original title H:r Landshövding
Film type Feature
Category Documentary
Form Live-action
Average rating 3,33 / 5
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Classification Allowed for all
Dialogue
Swedish release 2008-12-05

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Over a year, we follow the former Swedish Minister of Defense, Anders Björck, in his work as governor of Uppsala County. The official position is almost 400 years old, and the job consists of...

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Sara Rüster
+46 8 665 11 41
sara.ruster@filminstitutet.se

Josefina Mothander
+46 8 665 12 67
Josefina.mothander@filminstitutet.se

 

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Plot summary

Over a year, we follow the former Swedish Minister of Defense, Anders Björck, in his work as governor of Uppsala County. The official position is almost 400 years old, and the job consists of sitting at a big desk, having lunch meetings with other governors, cutting ribbons at opening ceremonies, holding speeches and eating dinner with the King and Queen of Sweden. It is hard work, but someone has to do it. Björck gives the viewer full access, making this personal portrait both humorous and very, very serious.
The movie is shot in black and white on 16 mm film, and young Swedish prodigy Måns Månsson lets the camera speak for itself. Without a narrating voice or interviews, he leaves us with a poetic pictorial language, allowing even the smallest details to make a difference. Full of Cinéma Vérité atmosphere, Mr Governor captures and gives insight to one of the most forgotten elements of Swedish government and democracy, showing us how our taxes are spent.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 146017
Date 2008-10-31
Classification Allowed for all
Original length 2326 meters


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Sound system Dolby Digital
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in minutes 85 min
Reels 5 rullar


Release dates

Release in Sweden 2008-12-05 Sweden 88 min
Festival showing 2009-03-07 Victoria 1 Stockholm Sweden (Tempo dokumentärfilmfestival)
2008-11-26 Stockholm Sweden 88 min (Stockholm International Film Festival)
2008-11-28 Stockholm Sweden 88 min (Stockholm International Film Festival)
2008-11-29 Stockholm Sweden 88 min (Stockholm International Film Festival)

Awards

Nominated for the Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2009 Best Documentary
Festival Award Stockholm 2009 (Tempo Documentary Award, för bästa dokumentärfilm vid dokumentärfilmfestivalen Tempo)

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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.

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 Duplicate positive
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Digital intermediate
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Sound negative
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title Ex 2 vävspänt.


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title Mr Governor


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title "H:r Landshövding" - Swedish Transcript.
Extent 27 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Hr Landshövding
Extent 47 s.
Language English


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Type Misc.prints
Language Swedish


Type Program/Promotion material
Language English


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