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The Ape (2009)

Apan (original title)
A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.

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Jesper Ganslandt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Olle Sarri ... Krister
Eva Rexed Eva Rexed ... Bilskolelev
Françoise Joyce Françoise Joyce ... Mamman (as François Joyce)
Sean Pietrulewicz Sean Pietrulewicz ... Sonen
Niclas Gillis ... Jonas
Samuel Haus Samuel Haus ... Jonas vän
Anders Johannisson Anders Johannisson ... Man på torget
Thore Flygel Thore Flygel ... Försäljare
Lena Carlsson Lena Carlsson ... Frun
Lennart Andersson Lennart Andersson ... Grannen
Teresa Afonsu Teresa Afonsu ... Receptionist
Mertil Ringquist Mertil Ringquist ... Mekaniker
Jasmin Galijasevic Jasmin Galijasevic ... Tennistränere
Marcus Vuoriniemi Marcus Vuoriniemi ... Återvinningsvärd
Tuija Malmström Tuija Malmström ... Sjuksyster
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A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only to find the life he knew the day before is gone.

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Drama | Thriller

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Olle Sarri, who plays the main character, was not allowed to read the script before filming. The movie was shot in chronological order, with Sarri coming to the set every day without having the slightest idea what was going to happen. Also, everyone in the film team was instructed not to talk to Sarri, isolating him from the crew, making sure that nobody gave away hints about the story. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Ape (2011) See more »

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Dark, improvised, well played that will stay in your head
18 June 2011 | by ScottCalvinSee all my reviews

This is not the regular movie. Not in any way.

Some other review i read here, should add SPOILER on top, since some talk about the ending of the movie.

A man wakes up bloody, we don't know why or what has happened to him. He washes off and go to work. During the day we find out what has happened.

And this is hurtful to know as a viewer of the movie. Its painful and dark.

Olle Sarri, who in Sweden otherwise is known as a comedian working on television does in this movie a remarkable appearance as the ape. And why this is, is probably cause the character was mostly improvised. Some parts of the character were of course written down, but i know Sarri got a lot of freedom to create the character on set.

I have seen this movie several times. The first time i wondered what crap this was. But as someone said, the movie does not leave your head. I watched it again (knowing the whole plot), and i liked the movie.

Now i love the movie, and have seen it several times.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

23 October 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Apen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fasad See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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