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SHOWING 34 FILMS FROM SWEDEN
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NEWSMAKERS

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Directed By: Anders Banke
  • Country: Sweden, Russia
In this fast-paced remake of Johnnie To's Breaking News, the public confidence of the police force is compromised after they botch catching a gang of robbers and it gets captured on camera. In retaliation, the police chief and PR director decide to create a live reality show with a search-and-destroy operation against the gang they let get away. This crime thriller is loaded with loud gunfights and action that takes the term "media war" to a whole new level. |Read More
Drama, Crime, Action, Thriller

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Malik Bendjelloul
  • Country: U.K., Sweden
Rodriguez was the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Despite critical praise, his albums bombed in the U.S., and he faded into obscurity among rumors of a gruesome death. But when a bootleg copy of his antiestablishment rock made its way to apartheid South Africa, he was an instant hit. Years later, two intrepid fans investigate whatever happened to the mysterious rocker, setting off a wild chain of events that has to be seen to be believed. |Read More
Documentary, Music
Rodriguez was the greatest '70s rock icon who never was. Despite critical praise, his albums bombed in the U.S., and he faded into obscurity among rumors of a gruesome death. But when a bootleg copy of his antiestablishment rock made its way to apartheid South Africa, he was an instant hit. Years later, two intrepid fans investigate whatever happened to the mysterious rocker, setting off a wild chain of events that has to be seen to be believed. |Read More
Documentary, Music

SHE MONKEYS

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Lisa Aschan
  • Country: Sweden
When 15-year-old Emma lands a competitive spot on the equestrian acrobatics team, she is taken under the wing of a pretty, slightly older teammate, Cassandra. The two begin an intense relationship where the rules of the game blur as psychological stakes get higher and higher. Lisa Aschan's award-winning directorial debut explores the all-consuming world of teen female friendships through naturalistic direction, evocative imagery, and engrossing performances. |Read More
Drama
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SOMETHING MUST BREAK

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Ester Martin Bergsmark
  • Country: Sweden
When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time, he knows they belong together. While Sebastian defies gender norms, straight-identifying Andreas becomes unable to accept his attraction to another man. Struggling with his identity, Sebastian becomes increasingly determined to become “Ellie,” even if it means walking away from Andreas. Something Must Break brims with raw electricity as it explores questions of gender and sexuality with refreshing candor. |Read More
Drama
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STOCKHOLM

  • Release Year: 2018
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Robert Budreau
  • Country: Canada, Sweden, USA
In 1973, an unhinged American outlaw walked into a bank in Sweden demanding millions in cash in exchange for his hostages. The events that followed, would capture the attention of the world and ultimately give a name to a new psychological phenomenon: Stockholm syndrome. |Read More
Drama
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STRANDED IN CANTON

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Directed By: Måns Månsson
  • Country: Denmark, Sweden, China
Deliciously blurring the lines between fact and fiction, Måns Månsson’s Stranded in Canton follows the exploits of one of the most fascinating and utterly winning screen characters in years. Lebrun is an ambitious wannabe entrepreneur from the Democratic Republic of Congo who relocates to China with plans to make it big by hawking political T-shirts, only to find his trip taken in a completely unexpected direction in this fascinating chronicle of expatriation, romance, and karaoke bars. |Read More
Documentary
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SWIMSUIT ISSUE

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 102 minutes
  • Directed By: Måns Herngren
  • Country: Sweden
What begins as a joke turns into a new shot at glory for a group of over-the-hill athletes who decide to form Sweden's only all-male synchronized swimming team. The less they're taken seriously, the more determined they are to win the world championship in this fun, feel-good comedy about friendship and family. |Read More
Comedy, Sports
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TOM OF FINLAND

This is the true story of cult artist Touko Laaksonen, better known as Tom of Finland, and the events that influenced his iconic homoerotic drawings. From Finnish army uniforms to motorcycle leathers, Tom finds inspiration in his European post-war surroundings, even as conservative Finland is not quite ready for his transgressive work. Eventually Tom and his art make their way to dazzling Los Angeles in time for the sexual revolution and its aftermath. |Read More
Drama, LGBT

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