30.09. - 09.10.2021

The Ape Sweden 2009 | 81 min | OV | Colour | FF 2009

Jesper Ganslandt

Jesper Ganslandt, born in 1978, director. Besides a number of short films, he has made the documentary“The Film I'm No Longer Talking About” (2009) and “Falkenberg Farewell” (2006).

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Shooting for “The Ape” was a challenge for main actor Olle Sarri: right up to the end, director Jesper Ganslandt would not permit him to read the script – an unusual method that has contributed to the film’s powerful immediacy. One day family man Krister wakes up, sensing that life as he knows it no longer exists. A tragedy has happened, and he is a broken man, though not yet realizing the changes that have come upon him. Soon the consequences he must bear begin to dawn on him. A disturbing emotional drama.
Original title: Apan
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Swedish
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Jesper Ganslandt
Screenplay: Jesper Ganslandt
Cast: Olle Sarri, Françoise Joyce, Niclas Gillis, Sean Pietrulewicz
Producer: Jesper Kurlandsky
Director of Photography: Fredrik Wenzel
Production Design: Catharina Nyqvist Ehrnrooth
Editor: Jesper Ganslandt
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
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Production: Fasad AB


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