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Metropia (2009)

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A complex story of a misaligned man, though good intent, creating a nightmarish Dystopian existence.

Director:

Tarik Saleh

Writers:

Fredrik Edin (idea), Fredrik Edin (screenplay) | 4 more credits »
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Fredrik Eddari ... Mehmet (voice)
Doreen Månsson Doreen Månsson ... Asylum TV-Hostess (voice)
Indy Neidell Indy Neidell ... Wayne Marshal (voice)
Joanna Mikolajczyk Joanna Mikolajczyk ... The Metro (voice) (as Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk)
Goran Marjanovic Goran Marjanovic ... Asylum Seeker (voice)
Magnus Skogsberg ... Roger's Boss (voice) (as Magnus Skogsberg Tear)
Lotta Bromé Lotta Bromé ... News Anchor (voice)
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Storyline

In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper into a bizarre conspiracy of control - mind and body. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

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Someone is listening to your thoughts


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Norway

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Метропия See more »

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Budget:

SEK 32,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Anna wears a t-shirt that says "Maybe he hasn't called because he's washing his hair" See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Stockholms 20th International Film Festival (2009) See more »

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Tedious and frustrating
20 August 2014 | by John CSee all my reviews

The film uses an animation technique not unlike a photographic quality South Park. That technique is visually interesting but eventually cripples the narrative because no one can move very fast or even effectively turn their heads. Everyone seems to be wearing a neck brace. And in the few "action" sequences, characters only shuffle a little more quickly than usual, like crabs rushing from the next wave.

The dialog is particularly frustrating. The characters in this movie are determined not to convey any information with words. You might as well watch without the sound because no one is able to construct a complete sentence. The protagonist in particular stumbles over his words in a way that just gets tedious after a while.

There are really no significant science fiction ideas either. The film ends where it began. It's a shame too because the performances are fine, and obviously a lot of work went into the animation. But there was nothing here for me. And since I put in my 2 hours, I'm compelled to tell others that it was wasted in my opinion.


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