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Media (3)

Original title Farsan
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Form Live-action
Average rating 2,51 / 5
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed for all
Dialogue
Swedish release 2010-02-12

Plot summary

Balls is a heart-warming comedy about love, friendship and the art of being a man.


Related

Download film stills

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
Working title

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Line Producer
Production Manager
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Sound Design
First Assistant Director
Stunt Coordinator
Script Supervisor
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Location Manager
Production Assistant
Runner
Assistant
Casting
Production Accountant
Casting Assistant
Unit Publicist
Film Commissioner
Post Production Supervisor
First Assistant Cameraman
Second Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Steadicam Operator
Gaffer
Best Boy
Key Grip
Grip Best Boy
Color Timer
Scanner
On-line Editing
Digital Grading
Logging
Music Coordinator
Musician
Assistant Production Designer
Carpenter
Painter
Propman
Costume Designer
Make-up / Hair
Wigs
Costume Assistant
Stunt
Foley
Dialogue Editor
Sound Effects Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Trainee
Key Animator
Graphic Design
Insurance
Behind the scenes
Other Crew
Translator

Cast

Jan Fares Aziz, farsan
Torkel Petersson Jörgen
Hamadi Khemiri Sami
Nina Zanjani Amanda
Juan Rodriguez Juan
Anita Wall Edith
Jessica Forsberg Lotta
Kjell Wilhelmsen mannen med cykeln
Yan Kai Yu arg man
Marie Delleskog Gunnel
Deborah Fronko Deborah
Marisol Hume Eriksson Marisol
Pia Edlund handläggare
Jerker Fahlström hunduppfödare
Lena Carlsson veterinär
Agnes Kim Chi Cortese bebis
Lars Söderman granne
Helén Söderqvist kvinnan med hund
Johan Kaliff tatuerare
Mathias Gullbrandson bankkund
Jan Fredriksson bartender
Lise-Lotte Fälthammar kvinnan i baren
Lena Eriksson kvinna på klubb
Helen Klang kvinna på klubb
Lena Trulson kvinna på klubb
Beatrice Säresand frisör

Companies

Production Company Memfis Film Rights5 AB
Copyright Memfis Film Rights5 AB
Co-Production Company Trollhättan Film AB
Film i Väst AB
Sveriges Television AB
Advance allocations Nordisk Film- & TV Fond
Market allocations Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) AB Svensk Filmindustri 2010
Distributor in Sweden (DCP) AB Svensk Filmindustri
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) SF Home Entertainment 2010
Laboratory Nordisk Film Post Production AB
Equipment Kameraten Trollhättan (kameror)
Zentropa EF Rental (ljud- och ljus)
Transportpoolen i Trollhättan AB (bilar)
Recording Studio Ljudligan Väst (samt mixstudio)
Caterer Adler & Grahm HB
Insurance Media Insurance Brokers ApS
Other Company Europa Sound Production AB (mastring)

Plot summary

Balls is a heart-warming comedy about love, friendship and the art of being a man.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 147374
Date 2010-01-08
Classification Allowed for all
Original length 2673 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 578, 575, 566, 425, 529.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 2.35:1
Sound system Dolby Digital
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2673 meter
Length in minutes 98 min
Reels 5 rullar


Production location

Trollhättan Sweden 2009-06-10 2009-07-29
Vänersborg

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2010-02-12 Sweden 97 min
DVD release 2010-06-23 Sweden
TV showing 2012-04-13 SVT1 Sweden
2016-02-03 SVT1 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Awards

Nominated for the Audience Award Stockholm 2011
Festival Award Doha 2010 Josef Fares (Bästa arabiska filmskapare / Best Arabian Director, Doha Tribeca Film Festival, Qatar)
Istanbul 2010 Jan Fares (Crystal Apricot-best actor / bästa skådespelare, 1st Malatya International Film Festival, Turkiet)

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 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 Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Duplicate positive
Item base Acetate
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Original picture negative neutral background
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Digital intermediate
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Sound negative
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type SEPMAG
Gauge DTS-skiva


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Less than 850 x 400


Holdings Scripts

Script type Dialoglista
Script title Farsan - Dialogue list – Svenska (25/fps).
Extent 121 s.
Language Svenska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Farsan. English dialogue list 2010-05-25 TC start.
Extent 59 s.
Language Engelska


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Farsan - Dialogue List.
Extent 55 s. + 11 s. för- och eftertext samt musiklista.
Language Svenska


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Extent 102 s.
Language Svenska


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language Svenska


Type Program/Promotion material


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