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Zozo (2005)

Directed by Josef Fares

Starring Abdallah Jabbour, Antoinette Turk, Carmen Lebbos, Charbel Iskandar, Elias Abdul, Elias Gergi, Elie Stello, Fidel Béchara, Fouad Hojeij, Imad Creidi, Jad Stephan, Nazem Issa, Tatiana Sarkis, Viktor Axelsson, Yasmine Awad

A Lebanese boy gets separated from his family during the civil war and ends up in Sweden.

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Poster for the movie ""

Zero Kelvin (1995)

Directed by Hans Petter Moland


Larsen, an aspiring poet in 20's Oslo, leaves his girlfriend to spend a year as a trapper in East Greenland. There he is teamed with a seemingly rough old sailor/trapper, Randbek, and a scientist, Holm. Trapped in a tiny hut together as the arctic winter sets in, a complex and intense love/hate relationship develops between Randbek and Larsen, who are more similar than either would like to admit. A powerful psychological and physical drama set against stunningly bleak arctic scenery.

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Word of God (2017)

Directed by Henrik Ruben Genz

Starring Jenny Asterius, Lisa Nilsson, Mads Langelund, Marcus Sebastian Gert, Maria Erwolter, Marie Askehave, Miri Ann Beuschel, Peter Hellemann, Søren Malling

WORD OF GOD is the screen version of Jens Blendstrup's best-selling autobiography of the same name published in 2004 - a wry, funny and touching film by award-winning director Henrik Ruben Genz, and starring Søren Malling in his defining role as Uffe/God. It is the 1980s - Jens and his brothers live in a single-family house in Risskov, a suburb of Aarhus, Denmark. Here, the family's patriarch psychologist and self-appointed God - Uffe - rules the roost in his dressing gown and underwear. Changes threaten the peace when Uffe decides to write his memoirs. The family home is suddenly filled to the rafters with Uffe's loyal patients, who both provide Uffe with moral support - and drunken companionship. As insurrection smoulders on the part of his three sons, maternal Gerd Lillian does all she can to keep the family together. But for Jens, Thomas and Mikkel to break free of their father's tyrannical rule and grow up will require a final, inevitable showdown with 'God'.

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Poster for the movie ""

Wings of Glass (2000)

Directed by Reza Bagher

Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Aminah Al Fakir, Josephine Bornebusch, Lena-Pia Bernhardsson, Mina Azarian, Rafael Edholm, Said Oveissi, Sara Sommerfeld

Nazli is18, born in Iran, raised in Sweden. She lives with her father Abbas and her older sister Mahin. Nazli, who want to blend in calls herself Sara. One day Abbas tell her how he sees her future.

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Vilken jävla cirkus (2017)

Directed by Helena Bergström

Starring Aliette Opheim, Gustav Lindh, Johan Widerberg, Molly Nutley, Tomas von Brömssen

Young university student Hugo (Gustav Lindh) falls in love with promising violinist Agnes (Evin Ahmad), but something happens that changes his life completely. Moving on, the story turns into a romantic drama-comedy with great portions of humour and warmth, as Hugo ends up at Circus Margôt and is drawn into that absorbing existence.

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Poster for the movie "Underdog"

Underdog (2014)

Directed by Ronnie Sandahl

Starring Adam Lundgren, Anders T. Andersen, Andreas Kundler, Anne Ryg, Bianca Kronlöf, Erik Lennblad, Erland Bakker, Gizem Erdogan, Håkon Ramstad, Kyrre Hellum, Mai Lise Rasmussen, Mia Saarinen, Mona Kristiansen, Naomi Emeilie Christensen Beck, Petronella Barker, Thorbjørn Harr, Trine Wiggen

23-year-old "Dino" (Bianca Kronlöf) dreams of a different life. Like an abundance of Swedes her age, she has fled the mass unemployment of her home country in search of a more worthwhile existence in a nouveau-riche Oslo. But her new life is caught in deadlock - Dino finds herself stuck in a destructive loop of temporary jobs, financial trouble and hard partying. A broken arm incidentally leads to a position as a housekeeper in a Norwegian middle-class home. Dino is thrown into a reality very far from her own. During a few sultry summer weeks she ends up the centre of an odd love triangle, an unpredictable struggle for affection as well as dominance. "Underdog" is a tender and raw story of privilege and longing, yet at the same time a humorous and unmerciful observation of the shifted power balance between Sweden and Norway - an actuality where Swedes have become the Norwegians' servants.

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Poster for the movie ""

Under the Pyramid (2016)

Directed by Axel Petersén

Starring David Dastmalchian, Johan Rabaeus, Léonore Ekstrand, Philip Zandén, Reine Brynolfsson, Stine Fischer Christensen

Young art gallerist Katarina's dad suddenly goes missing. It turns out that her dad, a prominent art dealer, is kidnapped in Egypt by his former smuggle partner, who has been released due to the Arab spring. To save her father, Katarina has to find the hidden statue that the kidnapper demands as ransom.

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Tsatsiki, Dad and the Olive War (2015)

Directed by Lisa James Larsson

Starring Adam Gutniak, Bjørn Skagestad, Christine Meltzer, Emrik Ekholm, Hans Olav Brenner, Johan Hallström, Jonatan Rodriguez, Liv Mjönes, Sara Vilén, Thanassis Nakos, Zafiris Katramadas

Tsatsiki's dad is forced to sell his beloved olive farm. Tsatsiki and his friends, Per-Hammar and Alva, has to find a way to save the olive farm from being sold to an evil corporation.

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Poster for the movie "Tommy"

Tommy (2014)

Directed by Tarik Saleh

Starring Alexej Manvelov, Amanda Ooms, Ewa Fröling, Inez Buckner, Ingela Olsson, Johan Rabaeus, Lykke Li, Mahmut Suvakci, Moa Gammel, Ola Rapace

A week before Christmas, Estelle lands at Arlanda Airport. A year earlier, she had left Stockholm on the run with her husband Tommy and their daughter, after Tommy had taken part in one of the biggest robberies ever in the history of Swedish crime. Estelle seeks out Tommy's former cronies and claims that Tommy is on his way home. And he wants his share of the take. Word spreads like wildfire through Stockholm's underworld. If Tommy returns, the city will explode. And if he doesn't ... something even worse might happen. TOMMY is the story of the woman behind the man behind the headlines. A modern myth about when the Queen returned and the city burned. About two sisters, two mothers, three daughters and their men.

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