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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

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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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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Trivia

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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Realistic but boring
24 October 2009 | by filiptheproSee all my reviews

I was in a mood for a weird movie when I went to see this one. What really disappointed me is that it's mostly just very realistic and slightly depressing.

Very little happens in the movie. It could have ended after 40 minutes and it wouldn't have changed the totality much at all. It wasn't exactly bad in the way that you get angry because it's stupid or anything like that but there really isn't any sense of a story unfolding.

I think it's a film that it OK to have seen but I didn't enjoy the experience very much. Don't watch it unless you want to see something made by film people for film people.


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