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The Ape (2009)

Apan (original title)
A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.

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Jesper Ganslandt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olle Sarri ... Krister
Eva Rexed Eva Rexed ... Bilskolelev
Françoise Joyce Françoise Joyce ... Mamman (as François Joyce)
Sean Pietrulewicz Sean Pietrulewicz ... Sonen
Niclas Gillis ... Jonas
Samuel Haus Samuel Haus ... Jonas vän
Anders Johannisson Anders Johannisson ... Man på torget
Thore Flygel Thore Flygel ... Försäljare
Lena Carlsson Lena Carlsson ... Frun
Lennart Andersson Lennart Andersson ... Grannen
Teresa Afonsu Teresa Afonsu ... Receptionist
Mertil Ringquist Mertil Ringquist ... Mekaniker
Jasmin Galijasevic Jasmin Galijasevic ... Tennistränere
Marcus Vuoriniemi Marcus Vuoriniemi ... Återvinningsvärd
Tuija Malmström Tuija Malmström ... Sjuksyster
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A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

23 October 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Apen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fasad See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Olle Sarri, who plays the main character, was not allowed to read the script before filming. The movie was shot in chronological order, with Sarri coming to the set every day without having the slightest idea what was going to happen. Also, everyone in the film team was instructed not to talk to Sarri, isolating him from the crew, making sure that nobody gave away hints about the story. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Ape (2011) See more »

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Some things to remember
29 October 2009 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

There are movies you will remember through your whole life, almost every second of them. These films aren't always good, not if you ask your tasteful experienced mind. But you can't get them out of your head.

This is such a movie. It's about a very disturbed man. Probably he has done something terrible, but you can't be altogether sure. This is not about the action which has been and is to come, it's about a state of mind.

Olle Sarri is absolutely splendid and I haven't seen such a performance in a Swedish movie for quite long. He doesn't make you feel good and the film has absolutely no intention to do that for you. But you can anyway don't get it out of your head.


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