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Stig Larsson (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 November 2009 (Sweden) See more »
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In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Vincent Gallo ... Roger (voice)

Juliette Lewis ... Nina (voice)

Udo Kier ... Ivan Bahn (voice)

Stellan Skarsgård ... Ralph Parker (voice)

Alexander Skarsgård ... Stefan (voice)

Sofia Helin ... Anna (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)
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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
David Giese .... background designer
Finn Hallin .... character designer
Erik Holmquist .... background 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 Augusti .... dialogue editor
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 Tidâng .... 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 Tidâng .... 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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German word (die) Bahn means rail (way) in English.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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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Simple but fascinating, 31 December 2010
Author: Samiam3 from Canada

Take a trip to Europe in the year 2024. This is a dark age, where the automobile is no longer in use, replaced by a cross country subway system. The most popular product on the market (in fact pretty much the only item) is a shampoo manufactured with a secret mind controlling chemical, which the major corporations use to monitor the public in George Orwell fashion.

In an age where animation can do anything, the decision to do almost nothing certainly stands out in film. Metropia is without doubt the bleakest animated feature I know; a murky institutional world, without a drop of color or sunshine, and everywhere we go is under lit. This makes enough sense when taking into account that this is a future where society is low on energy.

Not everything however feels credible. The absence of people in great numbers is unusual. The few people who do wander in and out of frame are almost hollow shells. They have no soul, but more importantly they have no movement. Metropia uses the least amount of energy possible to give life to illustrations. To attempt to describe it is not impossible, but it's something that is better off seen for ones self. Metropia is a haunting experience. It's almost a ghost world, not just from the absence of sight, but from the absence of sound. Metropia makes effective use of silence in all the right places, accompanied by an effective, very new age score.

As for the storyline, it is familiar, but not painfully so. It's similar to Brazil, which itself is the product of George Orwell's influence. The climax here feels a bit rushed, and easy, leaving Metropia a bit shorter than I think it should've been, but it remains an entertaining experiment.

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