New Country (The)

Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2000
Format : Feature

En un campo de refugiados en Skåne, en el sur de Suecia, un chico somalí de 15 años entabla amistad con un iraní de 40. Con la amenaza de la deportación sobre sus cabezas, ambos deciden tomar el destino en sus manos y lanzarse juntos a un viaje de descubrimiento por el verano sueco. Los guionistas Peter Birro y Lukas Moodysson proponen un reflejo crítico y cómico de su país a través de los ojos sorprendidos de dos inmigrantes. Protagonizada por Mike Almayehu (Ali), Ingrid Luterkor (Edith), Michalis Koutsogianakis (Massoud) y Lia Boysen (Louise).

UN NUEVO PAÍS (Det Nya landet), Suecia, 2000, Color, 35mm, 128 min.
Dirección: Geir Hansteen Jorgensen
Guión: Peter Birro y Lukas Moodysson
Intérpretes: Mike Almayehu, Ingrid Luterkort, Michalis Koutsogiannakis, Lia Boysen, Lars Väringer, Nicholas Riesbeck, Evert Lindkvist, Inga Ålenius,
Fotografía: Marek Wieser
Montaje: Fredrik Morheden
Música: Dan Berglund, Jonas Bohlin y Esbjorn Svensson
Producción: Gunnar Carlsson, Tomas Eskilsson y Christer Nilson

PREMIOS RECIBIDOS Y NOMINACIONES
Gran Premio del Jurado Ecuménico, Festival Internacional De Cine De Berlin, 2001
Premio del Jurado Internacional y Mención de Honor del Jurado al Mejor Actor, Festival Internacional de Cine de Sao Paulo, 2001
Premio del Jurado, AFI Festival, 2001
Premio Chief Dan George, Festival Internacional de Cine de Vancouver




Ali, a fifteen year old somalian boy, gets bored in a southern swedish refugees camp. He looks up to his friend Massoud, a Kurd always busy calling about his visa to Canada.One day the police comes in with deportation orders, and Massoud takes off. Ali chooses to follow him. They pick up a pulpous blonde named Louise, once miss Sweden and now unemployed...

Directed by
Geir Hansteen Jorgensen (as Geir Hansteen Jörgensen)

Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter Birro
Lukas Moodysson


Cast (in credits order)

Mike Almayehu... Ali
Ingrid Luterkort... Edith
Michalis Koutsogiannakis... Massoud
Lia Boysen... Louise
Lars Väringer... Kjell
Nicholas Riesbeck... Mackan
Evert Lindkvist... Gubben
Inga Ålenius... Gumman
Jan Åström... Big Bert
Simon Norrthon... Greger
Anette Lindbäck... Eva

rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Anders Eriksson... The father at the gasstation
Hans Erixon... IKEA security man
Katarina Ewerlöf... (voice)
Frida Harrysson... Josefin
Sonny Johnson... Evald (lastbilschaufför)
Axel Lindbäck... Hugo
Hampus Öström... Johan
Bengt Sanzén... Vesslan

Produced by
Gunnar Carlsson.... executive producer
Tomas Eskilsson.... executive producer
Christer Nilson.... producer

Original Music by
Dan Berglund
Jonas Bohlin
Esbjorn Svensson

Cinematography by
Marek Wieser

Film Editing by
Fredrik Morheden

Casting by
Helena Åkerström

Production Design by
Gunnar Bertilsson

Costume Design by
Mirjam Öhner Angleflod
Ulrika Wassén

Makeup Department
Pia Andersson.... makeup artist
Mirjam Öhner Angleflod.... makeup artist

Production Management
Helena Åkerström.... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Håkan Linder.... first assistant director

Art Department
Aron Aronsson.... props
Ebba Engelbrektsson.... assistant props
Tina Evensson.... props
Stig Lidström.... set dresser

Sound Department
Anders Billing.... sound
Majka Bjørnager.... foley editor
Carl Edström.... dialog editor
Bernt Eklund.... sound re-recording mixer
Niels Hauge.... boom operator
Christian Holm.... sound effects editor
Morten Holm.... sound
Anne Jensen.... foley recordist
Christer Melén.... dialog editor
Niclas Merits.... sound
Gadou Naudin.... foley artist
Julien Naudin.... foley artist
Kristofer Pettersson.... sound assistant
Eddie Simonsen.... sound
Niklas Skarp.... sound

Visual Effects by
Magnus Birgersson.... digital effects
Andreas Hylander.... digital compositor
Morten Lynge Larsen.... digital effects (as Morten Lynge)
Anina Tang.... digital effects

Stunts
Seth Ericson.... stunt coordinator
Jan Stavborn.... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department
Bengt Grewin.... electrician
Torbjörn Jansson.... grip
Joakim Johansson.... focus puller
Per-Anders Nilsson.... best boy electric
Johan Nordström.... first assistant camera

Other crew
Annika Appelin.... script supervisor
Kerstin von Bahr.... production assistant
Conny Franzén.... on-line editor
Lene Hey.... assistant editor
Sofia Johansson.... extras casting
Sofia Johansson.... production assistant
Peter Kornbek.... color timer: video
Sten Lindberg.... color timer
Tove Nilson.... production assistant
Robert Ohlsson.... extras casting
Robert Ohlsson.... production assistant
Olle Wirenhed.... location manager

Runtime:
232 min / Germany:137 min (Berlin Film Festival) / Sweden:128 min (theatrical version) / Finland:131 min

Camera
Sony DSR-PD100

Film negative format
Video

Cinematographic process
DVCAM

Printed film format
35 mm

Language: Swedish
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.66 :1
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Certification: New Zealand:R13 / Singapore:R21 / Norway:15 / Sweden:11




FESTIVALS / PRIX / AWARDS / DISTINCTIONS / TELEVISIONS

Festival d'Annonay 2002 - 19ème Festival International du Premier Film - Section : Compétition Premier Film (France : 01>11 février 2002)
> Prix du Public
> Prix des Lycéens

Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival 2001 (Allemagne)
> Won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Forum of New Cinema) : Geir Hansteen Jorgensen

São Paulo International Film Festival 2001 (Brazil)
> International Jury Award
> International Jury Award - Honorable Mention to Best actor : Mike Almayehu (Ali)

AFI Festival, 2001
> Won Grand Jury Prize : Geir Hansteen Jorgensen

Vancouver International Film Festival (Canada)
> Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award

Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming 2001 (France)
> Won Golden FIPA (TV Series and Serials) : Geir Hansteen Jorgensen

Guldbagge Awards 2001
> Won Guldbagge Best Achievement (Bästa prestation) : Fredrik Morheden
> Nominated Guldbagge Best Actor (Bästa manliga huvudroll) : Michalis Koutsogiannakis
> Nominated Best Actress (Bästa kvinnliga huvudroll) : Lia Boysen
> Nominated Best Direction (Bästa regi) : Geir Hansteen Jorgensen
> Nominated Best Screenplay (Bästa manuskript) : Peter Birro / Lukas Moodysson





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