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Original title I rymden finns inga känslor
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Form Live-action
Average rating 3,21 / 5
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed from age 7
Swedish release 2010-09-03

Plot summary

Simon, 18, has Aspergers syndrome. He likes space, science and circles but can’t understand feelings. Simons life turns into chaos when his brother Sam gets dumped by his girlfriend. Simon...

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Svensk premiärtitel
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Line Producer
Director of Photography
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Sound Design
Script Supervisor
Associate Producer
Executive Producer
Production Coordinator
Legally responsible
Unit Manager
Production Assistant
Unit Publicist
Film Commissioner
Post Production Supervisor
First Assistant Cameraman
Second Assistant Cameraman
Still Photographer
Best Boy
Key Grip
Color Timer
Lab Coordinator
On-line Editing
Digital Grading
Visual Effects
Assistant Production Designer
Costume Designer
Make-up / Hair
Dialogue Editor
Sound Effects Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Graphic Design
Other Crew
Thanks to


Bill Skarsgård Simon
Martin Wallström Sam
Cecilia Forss Jennifer
Sofie Hamilton Frida
Kristoffer Berglund Peter
Jimmi Edlund Björn
Susanne Thorson Jonna
Mats Qviström arbetsledaren
Lotta Tejle Simons mamma
Ingmar Virta Simons pappa
Linda Skogh Klara
Petra Nylander Lisa
Sanne Mikaelsdotter perfekt tjej
Siri Hjorton Wagner videobutikstjej
Anna Westin korvförsäljerska
Andreas Nilsson Sams jobbarkompis
Anders Öhrström prostituerad
Robert Sandström arg man i rock
Katarina Norström tandläkare
Per Öhman granne med stege
Björn-Erik Sundström granne med häcksax
Jarmo Eklund trumköpare
Petter Olofsson videobutikskund
Margareta Carlsson dam i hiss
Jonathan Sjöberg polis
Andreas Öhman clown
hund Molly hund
hund Nixon hund
hund Bibbi hund
hund Bonita hund


Produktionsbolag Naive AB
Copyright Naive AB 2010
Co-Production Company Scenkonstbolaget Film
Filmlance International AB
Dagsljus Filmequipment AB
Ljud & Bildmedia AB
Kameraten AB
Ljudfadern AB
Sonet Film AB
Advance allocations Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) AB Svensk Filmindustri 2010
Distributor in Sweden (DCP) AB Svensk Filmindustri 2010
Laboratory Nordisk Film Post Production AB
Post Production Company Cinepost Studios AB
Graphics River Cresco AB (affisch)
Other Company Panorama Film & Teatereffekter (fyrverkerier)
HeliAir Sweden AB (helikopter)
Naive AB (3D och grafik)

Plot summary

Simon, 18, has Aspergers syndrome. He likes space, science and circles but can’t understand feelings. Simons life turns into chaos when his brother Sam gets dumped by his girlfriend. Simon realizes it is up to him to find a new girlfriend for Sam to restore the order. Simon knows nothing about love. But he has a scientifically perfect plan.

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 147903
Date 2010-06-04
Classification Allowed from age 7
Original length 2340 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 335, 530, 575, 546, 354.

Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.85:1
Sound type Sound
Sound system Dolby Digital
Colour type Colour
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2340 meter
Length in minutes 86 min
Reels 5 rullar

Production location

2009-08-03 2009-09-18
Nyland, Kramfors kommun Sweden
Sollefteå Sweden
Långsele, Sollefteå kommun Sweden
Sundsvall Sweden

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2010-09-03 Sweden
TV showing 2012-12-28 SVT1 Sweden
2015-12-24 SVT1 Sweden
2016-10-18 SVT1 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title Keep Your Love
Composer Tor Helmstein (2005)
Lyrics Tor Helmstein (2005)
Performed by Loveninjas

Original title First Class Riot
By Henning Fürst (2007)
Eric Berglund (2007)
Performed by The Tough Alliance

Original title Also sprach Zarathustra
Composer Richard Strauss (1896)
Conductor Bernard Haitink
Orchestra Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest

Original title It Pays To Belong
By Fredrik Lindson (2005)
Torbjörn Håkansson (2005)
Performed by The Embassy

Original title Astronaut
Composer Salem Al Fakir (2009)
Lyrics Salem Al Fakir (2009)
Sung by Salem Al Fakir

Original title Ba Ba Ba
By Sonny Gustafsson (2007)
Linda Karlsson (2007)
Performed by Miss Li

Original title Tonight
Composer Björn Yttling (2008)
Lyrics Lykke Li (2008)
Sung by Lykke Li

Original title Space Walk
By Fred Deakin (2002)
Nick Franglen (2002)
Performed by Lemon Jelly

Original title What I Want
Composer Ane Brun (2003)
Lyrics Ane Brun (2003)
Performed by Ane Brun

Original title The Wrong Way
Composer Maia Hirasawa
Lyrics Maia Hirasawa
Performed by Maia Hirasawa

Original title Saturday Waits
Composer Emil Svanängen
Lyrics Emil Svanängen
Performed by Loney Dear


Nominated for the Guldbagge Award 2011 Best Picture
2011 Best Actor in a Leading Role Bill Skarsgård
2011 Best Screenplay Jonathan Sjöberg
2011 Best Screenplay Andreas Öhman
2011 Best Actress in a Supporting Role Cecilia Forss
Festival Award Göteborg 2011 (Göteborgs stora filmpris)
Seattle 2011 Bill Skarsgård (Golden Space Needle Audience Awards, The Seattle International Film Festival , USA)
Giffoni 2011 (Juryns specialpris/special award, 41st edition of Giffoni Film Festival, Italien.
Tokyo 2011 (juryns specialpris, special jury prize, Skip City International D-cinema Festival, Japan)
Vilnius 2011 (Diploma for best youth film, 7th International Vilnius Film Festival for children and Youth, Litauen)

Holdings Film

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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 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

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title Simple Simon

Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title I rymden finns inga känslor av Andreas Öhman & Jonathan Sjöberg.
Extent 96 s.
Language Swedish

Script type Dialoglista
Script title Simple Simon – English Dialogue List.
Extent 73 s.
Language English

Script type Dialoglista
Extent 54 s. + 10 s. för- och eftertext samt musiklista.
Language Swedish

Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material
Language Swedish

Type Program/Promotion material

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