The first teaser trailer has been released for ‘438 Days’

The first teaser trailer has been released for 438 Days, an upcoming Swedish film that stars Gustaf Skarsgård.

Directed by Jesper Ganslandt, the film is based on the true story of Swedish journalist Martin Schibbye and photographer Johan Persson, who were on assignment in Ethiopia in 2011 when they were captured, accused of terrorism, and sentenced to 11 years in prison. They were pardoned and released from jail after 438 inside the Kality prison in Addis Ababa. In 2013, they wrote a book about their experience.

Jesper Ganslandt released Jimmie earlier this year, a film that starred his young son in a story about the migrant crisis. We spoke to Ganslandt about Jimmie back at this year’s Gothenburg Film Festival, and you can read that interview here. 

Gustaf Skarsgård is one of the brothers of the famous Skarsgård family, and is known for his work in VikingsWestworld, and locally in Darling. He stars alongside Matias Varela, who is known internationally for Narcos and locally for the Easy Money trilogy.

438 Days was shot in Sweden and South Africa this summer, and it will be released in 2019.

You can watch the teaser below.


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.