The film was based on Kristian Lundberg’s eponymous novel from 2009. It tells the story of a poet who, sacked from a newspaper for writing a negative review of his own book, is forced to take a job at a local shipyard. This study in human solitude and helplessness is sprinkled with harsh depictions of how national minorities are exploited in contemporary Sweden.


Written and directed by

Måns Månsson

Cinematography by

Ita Zbroniec-Zajt


Emma Åkesdotter Ronge

Produced by

Anagram Film & TV in coproduction with Film I Skåne, SVT and Lucky Bird Pictures, with support from Svenska Filminstitutet, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nordmedia, Malmö Stad and Oresund Film Commission, in collaboration with C-More Film and YLE.

Colour correction

Goisia Grzyb CSI, SFC

DI supervisor

Wojtek Janio

Year of production / length

2016 / 80"