Competition Narrative Films, Sweden 2009, 80 Min., English version


Europe in the year 2024. Cities and landscapes have developed into dreary deserts due to environmental pollution. But under the surface of the earth, life is bustling: urban European underground trains have been unified to a gigantic metro-system, transporting the blunted working masses on a daily basis. Roger works as a call-centre agent in Stockholm. One day he perceives a strange voice inside his head. As he seeks the cause, he not only discovers that his entire life is being monitored, but he also uncovers the dealings of a sinister global enterprise. This fascinating mixture of "Metropolis", "1984" and "The Matrix" is a unique animated film project from Sweden. Director Tarik Saleh has scanned the faces of famous actors including Vincent Gallo, Juliette Lewis and Udo Kier, and has animated them on a computer. The result is a one-of-a-kind, gripping, melancholy science-fiction parable.

Director Tarik Saleh

Screenplay Tarik Saleh, Fredrik Edin, Stig Larsson

Cast Stimmen/Voices: Vincent Gallo (Roger), Juliette Lewis (Nina), Udo Kier (Ivan Bahn), Stellan Skarsgård (Ralph), Alexander Skarsgård (Stefan), Sofia Helin (Anna), Shanti Roney (Karl), Fares Fares (Firaz)

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