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Metropia -- Official selection of 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. Vincent Gallo and Juliette Lewis voice this award winning digitally animated thriller.  Conspiracy abounds as Roger, guided by voices in his head, navigates an underground oil starved world.
Metropia -- Visually stunning trailer for this thriller
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Stig Larsson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 November 2009 (Sweden) See more »
Someone is listening to your thoughts
A complex story of a misaligned man, though good intent, creating a nightmarish Dystopian existence. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Vincent Gallo ... Roger Olofsson (voice)

Juliette Lewis ... Nina (voice)

Udo Kier ... Ivan Bahn (voice)

Stellan Skarsgård ... Ralph Parker (voice)

Alexander Skarsgård ... Stefan (voice)

Sofia Helin ... Anna Svensson (voice)

Shanti Roney ... Karl (voice)

Fares Fares ... Firaz (voice)
Fredrik Eddari ... Mehmet (voice)
Doreen Månsson ... Asylum TV-Hostess (voice)
Indy Neidell ... Wayne Marshal (voice)
Joanna Mikolajczyk ... The Metro (voice) (as Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk)
Goran Marjanovic ... Asylum Seeker (voice)

Magnus Skogsberg ... Roger's Boss (voice)
Lotta Bromé ... News Anchor (voice)
Annelie Persson ... Trexx Commercial (voice)

Sandy Mansson ... Office Gossip (voice)

Michael Mansson ... Old Man Buying Ticket (voice)
Jon Wigfield ... Annoying Customer (voice)

Directed by
Tarik Saleh 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Fredrik Edin  idea
Fredrik Edin  screenplay
Martin Hultman  idea
Stig Larsson  screenplay
Tarik Saleh  idea
Tarik Saleh  screenplay

Produced by
Gunnar Carlsson .... co-producer: Sweden, Swedish Television
Tomas Eskilsson .... co-producer: Sweden, Film I Vast
Birgitta Holmar .... co-producer: Sweden, Sandrew Metronome
Per Nielsen .... consulting producer
Mikael Olsen .... co-producer: international, Zentropa
Eric Vogel .... co-producer: international, Tordenfilm
Jon Wigfield .... line producer
Kristina Åberg .... producer
Elin Erichsen .... co-producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Krister Linder 
Cinematography by
Sesse Lind 
Film Editing by
Johan Söderberg 
Art Direction by
Martin Hultman 
Makeup Department
Lillis Hemmingsson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Lalo .... post-production supervisor: Klippegangen
Art Department
Mâns Adolfsson .... character designer
Li-Chuan Chang .... storyboard assistant
Anja Cronberg .... props
Jonas Dahlström .... additional graphic designer
Jonas Dahlström .... senior character designer
Sofie Dillon .... props
Regina Dubiel .... senior character designer
Erik Fhölenhag .... background designer (as Erik Holmquist)
David Giese .... background designer
Finn Hallin .... character designer
Martin Hultman .... concept designer
Anders Karlén .... character designer
Christian Ryltenius .... storyboard artist
Leonardo Sedevcic .... background designer
Hanna Storby .... props
Jim Tegman .... character designer
Maria Trovatten .... senior character designer
Erik Âberg .... prop designer: APA
Andreas Örhalmi .... additional storyboard artist
Sound Department
Marinella Angusti .... dialogue editor (as Marinella Augusti)
Therese Elfström .... promo editor
Mikael Frithiof .... representative: voice recording studio, Red Pipe Sound Design (as Mikael Frithof)
Jakob Garfield-Havsteen .... foley editor (as Jakob Garfield)
Jakob Garfield-Havsteen .... sound effects editor (as Jakob Garfield)
Torben Greve .... foley artist
Brandon Howlett .... representative: voice recording studio, Levels Audio Post
Jonas Jansson .... representative: voice recording studio, Ljudligan
Hans Møller .... sound editor
Rune Palving .... foley recordist (as Rune Palvig)
Eddie Simonsen .... representative: voice recording studio, Mainstream
Eddie Simonsen .... sound designer
David Österberg .... representative: voice recording studio
Mark Kenna .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kristian Bjureby .... compositing supervisor
Karolina Brobäck .... compositor
Per Cardell .... rigger
Alina Constantin .... rigger
Alina Constantin .... visual effects compositor
Robert Eskekarr .... compositor
Isak Gjertsen .... supervising technical director
Finlay Hogg .... compositor
Florentin Ionita .... compositor
Patrik Lindberg .... rigger
Andreas Lindmark .... rigger
Martin Malm .... head of compositing
Simon Martinsson .... compositor
Bo Nordin .... rigger
Bo Nordin .... visual effects compositor
Leonardo Sedevcic .... rigger
Leonardo Sedevcic .... visual effects compositor
Lindor Tidäng .... rigger
Josefine Truedsson .... compositor
Julian Nazario Vargas .... compositor
Loka Vegborn .... compositor
Loka Vegborn .... visual effects compositor
Animation Department
Jakob Bastviken .... animator
Elinor Bergman .... animator
Karolina Brobäck .... animator
Karolina Brobäck .... senior layout artist
Per Cardell .... animator
Li-Chuan Chang .... assistant to animation director
Borja Chicarro .... animator: Boulder Media
Robert Cullen .... animation supervisor: Boulder Mdia
Anders Dahlström .... animation intern
Daniel Damm .... animator
Kristoffer Drageset .... animator
Malin Ekerstedt .... animation studio coordinator
Karl-Johan Forss .... layout artist
David Giese .... layout artist
Isak Gjertsen .... lead animator
Jens Jonathan Gulliksen .... animator
Stefan Gustafsson .... animator
Fran Johnston .... animator: Boulder Media
Peter Lewis .... head of production: Boulder Media
Patrik Lindberg .... animator
Andreas Lindmark .... animator
Sebastian Ljungdahl .... animation intern
Paul O'Flanagan .... animator: Boulder Media
Dave O'Sullivan .... animator: Boulder Media
Marcus Ottosson .... animator
Erik Rosenlund .... animator
Christian Ryltenius .... animation director
Ed Smith .... animator: Boulder Media
Susanne Sturesson .... animator
Kalle Söderberg .... animation production assistant
Lindor Tidäng .... animator
Josefine Truedsson .... rough layout artist
Anne Tweedy .... head of production: Boulder Media
Erik Wernquist .... animator
Charlotte Worsaae .... animator (as Charlotte Worsaae Nielsen)
Andreas Örhalmi .... animator
Andreas Örhalmi .... rough layout artist
Casting Department
Ulrika Wâhlström .... casting: character
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anja Cronberg .... costumer
Sofie Dillon .... costumer
Hanna Storby .... costumer
Editorial Department
Ian Bach .... grader
Dave Barnard .... post-production consultant
Therese Elfström .... promo editor
Helen Juul .... post-production coordinator: Klippegangen
Henning Erik Lind .... post-production operator: Klippegangen
Annelie Persson .... additional post-production coordinator: USA
Ulrik Södergren .... color calibration consultant: Digital Fotografen
Ian Walsh .... post-production coordinator
Other crew
Katja Arend .... location coordinator: Berlin
Lars Bang .... assistant to producers: Zentropa
Cristina Bergman .... intern
Nima Bonan .... location coordinator: Paris
Niklas Carlsund .... location scout
Kaspar Christophersen .... assistant to director
Tobias Fønsskov Dahl .... assistant to producers: Zentropa (as Tobias Fonsskov Dahl)
Yasser Davari .... intern
Celestine Davidsson .... additional voice
Malin Edblom .... distribution and marketing: Sweden, Sandrew Metronome
Norbert Fabo .... technical support
Peter Fällman .... representative: bank, Handel Sbanken Koping
David Granath .... photo model: Ralph Parker
Nåkan Hederstedt .... photo model: Roger & Stefan
Magnus Herman .... representative: bank, Handel Sbanken Koping
Yaba Holst .... script editor
Amelie Hâger .... distribution and marketing: Sweden, Sandrew Metronome
Pia Janols .... production accountant: Filmekonomi
Jan Jörnmark .... location scout
David Lenneman .... additional voice
Parvineé Levinsson .... photo model: Anna
Marcus Lindeen .... assistant to director (as Markus Lindéen)
Krister Linder .... additional voice
Åke Lundqvist .... photo model: Ivan Bain
Hans Lönnerheden .... completion guarantor: Film Finances Scandinavia
Dennis Magnusson .... script editor
Joanna Mikolajczyk .... assistant to producers: Zentropa (as Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk)
Amber Morris .... script editor
Amber Morris .... translator: screenplay
Maria Mörner .... distribution and marketing: Sweden, Sandrew Metronome
Henrik Nordin .... technical support
Pia Norström .... distribution and marketing: Sweden, Sandrew Metronome
Mikael Olsen .... additional voice
Dennis Olsson .... intern
Johan Olsson .... distribution and marketing: Sweden, Sandrew Metronome
Iacopo Patierno .... additional voice
Linda Romanazzi .... photo model: Nina
Samira Sayane .... intern
Leonardo Sedevcic .... additional voice
Maria Sonali .... photo model: Anna
Hanna Storby .... production assistant: Atmo
Poa Strömberg .... legal advisor
Lisa Taube .... financial advisor
Svante Tidholm .... technical support
Michel Voss .... additional voice
Annelie Wadman .... distribution and marketing: Sweden, Sandrew Metronome
Erika Wasserman .... publicist: Artmo
Anna Wig .... distribution and marketing: Sweden, Sandrew Metronome
David Wingate .... script editor
Anna Zander .... production coordinator
Peter Gustafsson .... film consultant (uncredited)
Daniel Fridell .... thanks

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Anna wears a t-shirt that says "Maybe he hasn't called because he's washing his hair"See more »
Continuity: Just before the Hello Kitty bomb explodes, Selma the Fish is still on Stefan's desk in her tank. Roger had taken both fish and tank a few minutes earlier when he left.See more »
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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Was Metropia's Haunting Soundtrack Its Only Asset?, 15 November 2013
Author: Dalbert Pringle from New Zealand

"Metropia" certainly wasn't no "Metropolis", nor was it worthy of being compared to "1984", either.

Metaphorically speaking, I found "Metropia" to be the sort of movie that began at a severe disadvantage with it already having one foot planted firmly in the grave. And, then, from that point it basically buried itself so deeply in its own bleak blandness that it inevitably rendered itself completely and forgettably dead.

Not only was Metropia's style of CG animation very difficult to get used to (it was saturated with exceedingly grubby and ugly imagery), but, its story never succeeded in getting anywhere near to being in the least bit interesting, nor thought-provoking.

And, besides that, at an almost unendurable 86-minute running time, Metropia certainly turned out to be a brutal test of my patience. This was the sort of film where virtually nothing happened, and, so, with that, it could've easily been edited down to, say, 25 minutes and its final product wouldn't have suffered one bit.

But, hey, if you, yourself, greatly enjoy animated, Sci-Fi stories where the characters all seem to come across as being a collective bunch of nondescript schlumps (and, even the sex scenes are schlumpy and not worth paying much attention to), then, yes, perhaps Metropia is the right movie for you.

Set in a dysfunctional, European society of the future (like, as though Europe wasn't dysfunctional enough already), Metropia tells the wishy-washy tale about giant, evil corporations who are seriously manipulating its gullible citizens with consumer products (like shampoo) that contain mind-controlling chemicals which turn them into mindlessly obedient drones who never feel the need to question anything.

And, after seeing Metropia, if you come to the conclusion that its story has a decidedly "been there/seen that" familiarity to it, then you are so right. It does.

I found it really hard to believe that this film's budget was a whopping $32 million. Boy, I'm telling you, there was absolutely nothing about Metropia's final product that even hinted at the word "expensive". It all looked pretty cheap to me.

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