Sophelikoptern / The Garbage Helicopter

YouTube Preview ImageSomewhere in Sweden, a gigantic dumpster breaks loose from a heavy chain suspended underneath a big helicopter. The dumpster hits the ground with a terrible crash. Meanwhile, an aging Roma woman wakes up in her house with an enormous longing to get her old wall clock back. The clock has been at the clockmaker’s for over a year. She calls one of her grandchildren who solemnly promises to bring the clock back to her.

Two days later, three Roma youths climb into a car in order to take the clock to their grandmother who lives 1030 km south of them. A strange journey along Sweden’s long, winding highways begins and it proves to be very rich in content despite the rather trivial purpose.

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Credits

  • Director: Jonas Selberg Augustsén
  • Writer: Jonas Selberg Augustsén
  • Producer: Andreas Emanuelsson
  • Executive producer: Jan Blomgren
  • DoP: Anders Bohman
  • Production design: Åsa Nilsson
  • Costume design: Viktoria Mattila
  • Make up design: Helene Norberg
  • Editor: Nils Moström
  • Composer: Jan Sandström
  • Cast: Christopher Burjanski, Daniel Szoppe, Jessica Szoppe
  • Associated Partners: Filmpool Nord, Ljudbang, Jonas Selberg Augustsén, Doha Film Institute, TorinoFilmLab, Swedish Film Institute

  • Nominations & Awards

  • Official selection: Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival 2016
  • Official selection: Chicago European Union Film Festival 2016
  • Official selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam, IFFR Live, 2016
  • Official selection: Torino Film Festival 2015
  • Official selection: Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2015
  • Official selection: BFI London Film Festival 2015

  • Links

  • Official website (swedish)
  • Official website (english)
  • Facebook (swedish)
  • Facebook (english)
  • IMDB

  • Release Date

  • 27 May 2016, Sweden
  • 11 October 2015, BFI London Film Festival, UK

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