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Balls (2010)

Farsan (original title)
A heartwarming tale about a beloved father who is trying to cope with cultural clashes, loss and the search for love in average Swedish society.

Director:

Josef Fares

Writers:

Josef Fares (manuscript), Torkel Petersson (manuscript)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jan Fares Jan Fares ... Aziz - Farsan
Torkel Petersson ... Jörgen
Hamadi Khemiri Hamadi Khemiri ... Sami
Nina Zanjani Nina Zanjani ... Amanda
Juan Rodríguez Juan Rodríguez ... Juan
Anita Wall ... Edith
Jessica Forsberg ... Lotta
Kjell Wilhelmsen Kjell Wilhelmsen ... Man with bicycle
Yankai Yu ... Angry man
Marie Delleskog Marie Delleskog ... Gunnel
Deborah Fronko Deborah Fronko ... Deborah
Marisol Hume Eriksson Marisol Hume Eriksson ... Marisol
Pia Edlund ... Clerk
Jerker Fahlström ... Kennel owner
Lena Carlsson Lena Carlsson ... Veterinary
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A heartwarming tale about a beloved father who is trying to cope with cultural clashes, loss and the search for love in average Swedish society.

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Connections

Referenced in Hjelp, vi er i filmbransjen (2011) See more »

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There is only one word to describe this movie: Warm
20 August 2010 | by chrisernSee all my reviews

After Jalla, Jalla and Kopps I knew to a certain degree what to expect. Nevertheless I was pleasantly surprised. This certainly is a Scandinavian movie, with all the little quirks and subtleties. And I found myself smiling almost throughout. All the cheap cuts and clichés were playfully dodged, and I was left with a pervasive joy over the little things in life. I was afraid that this was yet another movie about cultural differences, with token minorities. Luckily this was not the case at all, and all the characters were lovable and real. The film takes serious issues like tradition, relationships and friendship, and just "whips them around" in unexpected ways. Without resorting to tear-jerking.

This is a small movie, by any extent, but it certainly made my hour-and-a-half much, much better! I recommend it.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

12 February 2010 (Sweden) See more »

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Balls See more »

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$5,674,287
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