Director
Johannes Nyholm
Country
Actors
Christian Andrén, Johan Kylén, Anna Bjelkerud, Linda Faith
Overview
A film about Rikard, age 30. He is autistic and severely disfigured. He lives in a home for disabled people. He was separated from his mother as a three-year-old, and this continues to torment him today. To deal with life's trials, Rikard escapes into a fantasy world in which he's a 50-meter-tall giant.
Release Date
14 October 2016
Original Title
Jätten
Genres
Runtime
1 h 26 min
Languages
svenska
Production
Producer
Morten Kjems Juhl, Maria Dahlin
Author
Writer
Director of Photography
Johan Lundborg
Original Music Composer

Synopsis

Rikard is an autistic and severely deformed man who was separated from his mother at birth. Thirty years later he is convinced that he will get her back if only he wins the Scandinavian Championship of pétanque. He tries to do the impossible. His fragile physique and a harsh judging environment are not going to stop him. Plus there is a 200 foot giant on his side.

 

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.

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