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Small Apartments -- Franklin Franklin plays the alphorn and dreams of Switzerland. His crazy brother sends him fingernail clippings in the mail. One of his neighbors is a forgetful pot-head, the other a gruff busybody who doesn't miss anything. Across the street live a mother and her fifteen-year-old daughter, whom he likes to watch from his window, but none of these are Franklin's real problem. His real problem is that his landlord is dead, laid out on the linoleum of his kitchen, and Switzerland seems farther away all the time.


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Chris Millis (novel)
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Release Date:
12 September 2013 (Australia) See more »
A man is surrounded by strange events and odd neighbors in this adaptation of Chris Millis' novel. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Jonas Åkerlund 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Millis  novel
Chris Millis  screenplay

Produced by
Jim Busfield .... co-producer
Ben Feingold .... executive producer
John Glynn .... executive producer
Paul Greer .... co-producer
David Hillary .... producer
Amy Jarvela .... line producer
Bridget McMeel .... executive producer
Chris Millis .... executive producer
Timothy Wayne Peternel .... producer
Ash R. Shah .... producer
Bonnie Timmermann .... producer
Original Music by
Per Gessle 
Cinematography by
Pär M. Ekberg 
Film Editing by
Christian Larson 
Casting by
Kim Coleman 
Bonnie Timmermann 
Production Design by
Jakub Durkoth 
Art Direction by
Randy Donaldson 
Set Decoration by
Christian Corio 
Costume Design by
B. Åkerlund 
Makeup Department
Jeffrey Baum .... makeup artist
Jerry Constantine .... special makeup effects design
Myke Michaels .... special make up for Johnny Knoxville
Peter Montagna .... makeup: Mr. Crystal
Pamela Neal .... key hair and makeup
Haruyo Sawada .... makeup artist
Production Management
Amy Jarvela .... post-production supervisor
Amy Jarvela .... unit production manager
Henric Larsson .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew Coffing .... first assistant director
Leah King .... second assistant director
Christian Larson .... second unit director
Dillon Neaman .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Nicole Alarid .... art p.a.
Kamil Korus .... assistant art director
Anna Lindqvist .... graphic designer
Jamie Neese .... graphic designer
Ekai Stone .... art department daily assistant
Sound Department
Jakob Adler .... sound effects editor
Jason Brooks .... boom operator
Fredrik Dalenfjäll .... foley editor
Linda Dalin .... sound post-production coordinator
Mattias Eklund .... supervising sound editor
Adam Höglund .... sound effects editor
Jens Johansson .... dialogue editor
Markus Järvinen .... sound effects editor
Ingela Jönsson .... dialogue editor
Jan Kasskawo .... sound editor
Gabriel Kitinski .... sound mixer
Peter Kitinski .... sound mixer
Alexander Kotschack .... sound editor assistant
Lucas Nilsson .... foley artist
Per Sundström .... re-recording mixer
Per Sundström .... supervising sound editor
Special Effects by
Jerry Constantine .... special effects makeup
Ron Trost .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Miron Blocki .... visual effects artist
Moa Frithiofsson .... digital compositor
Krzysztof Grygowski .... visual effects artist
Petter Lindholm .... visual effects artist
Jacob Lundmark .... digital compositor
Jack Mullins .... visual effects
Fredrik Nord .... visual effects
Ruslan Ogorodnik .... visual effects
Olle Petersson .... visual effects artist
Agnieszka Ratynska .... visual effects artist
Victor-Aday Sanchez .... digital compositor
Jeremy Fry .... stunt double: matt lucas
Steven Ho .... stunt coordinator
Benjamin J. Reesing .... utility stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Hassan Abdul Wahid .... camera operator
John L. Baker .... video assist operator (as John Baker)
Chris Carroll .... lighting technician
Doug Ednie .... electrician
Todd Heater .... gaffer
Brad Holtzman .... lighting technician
Elton Hartney James .... lighting technician
Fabienne Lamoureux .... first assistant camera
Chuck Linkes .... best boy electric
Josh Linkey .... key grip
Gustav Sandegard .... electric intern
Michael Sandow .... assistant camera
Rob Witt .... director of photography: second unit
Jason Zakrzewski .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Casting Department
Jeff Olan .... extras casting
Jenny Trinh .... casting assistant
Natasha Ward .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elizabeth Lancaster .... set costumer
Kim H. Ngo .... assistant costume designer
Kim H. Ngo .... costume supervisor
Latrira Stewart .... costume assistant
Giorgia Tramontano .... assistant to costume designer
Editorial Department
Emanuel Asamere .... assistant editor
Greg Camilleri .... assistant editor
Anneli Oscarsson .... digital intermediate producer
Mikael Pettersson .... assistant editor
Sebastian Ringler .... supporting editor
Transportation Department
Geno Hart .... transportation consultant
Jay Krueger .... driver
Esteban Munoz .... driver
John Pellegrino .... transportation captain
Other crew
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Brenda Arson .... production coordinator
Samara Bay .... dialect coach
Ana Busfield .... assistant to producers
Aaron Collins .... production assistant
Katelin Cusack .... production assistant
Danielle de Arakal .... production assistant (as Danielle J. Clark)
Stephanie Fugleberg .... set production assistant
Jirar Gertmenian .... office production assistant
Kaylee Johnson .... production secretary
Alan King .... production assistant
Stepka Li .... key armorer
Sierra Lisa .... assistant: Amy Jarvela
Alex Mabred .... cast assistant
Jim Revis .... assistant production coordinator
Yan Ruiz .... production secretary
Shari Sontag .... key production accountant
Mike Tristano .... master armorer
Jérémie Damoiseau .... social media: Mr. Lundgren (uncredited)
Mariah Breitel Hembree .... post script services (uncredited)
Joe Rangel .... thanks

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Rated R for language, some violence, sexual content and drug use
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Rob Schneider was previously attached to star and Michael Philip to direct.See more »
Continuity: When Dr. Mennox sits down in his seat after coming out of the lavatory, he and Franklin both have cocktail glasses in the drink holder of their seats. A few seconds later when they shake hands, Dr. Mennox's drink has disappeared. The flight attendant then walks up and hands a Vodka Martini to Dr. Mennox, and a rum and Coke to Franklin. The drink glass that had been sitting next to Franklin has now mysteriously disappeared, too.See more »
Simone:At least I have a plan. What is your big goal? All I see is a stoner who works in a convenience store.
Tommy Balls:In a convenience-based society. I am at the center of the action.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Small Apartments: Behind the Scenes (2013) (V)See more »
Burned Out HeartSee more »


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22 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Darkly Intriguing, 25 February 2013
Author: Laura Hale ( from Boulder CO

I rented this movie from a Redbox, for something amusing to watch on a night off from work. Instead, I found it to be a psychological cross section of character studies of people I don't get to see much in films, or life, for that matter.

It's not a film for everyone. The characters are people who would be considered the lowlifes by most folks in our society. These characters are those that are the broken, the cast offs, the castaways, the hopeless. But these people have their own dreams and dignities, that we may scoff at, but are what keep them going.

Matt Lucas brings a kind of innocent goofiness to his character, Franklin Franklin. His brother was taking care of him up until a year before. When you take Franklin's behavior, and then other certain scenes together, you may conclude that he has a mental illness of some kind. That said, it changed my empathy for his character very much.

Why Franklin finds himself in the dilemma of disposing of his landlord's dead body comes as a surprise, and as he goes about it, the viewer comes to know Franklin better.

There is some wonderful star power in this movie, and they shine subtly, but brilliantly. The music is spot on for the scenes and the direction and editing are perfection.

In the end, there are some repetitions that are silly and some patterns that are interesting. And the twist at the end is great. It's a long way to Switzerland!

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