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The Giant (2016)

Jätten (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 14 October 2016 (Sweden)
Rikard is an autistic and severely deformed man who was separated from his mother at birth. Thirty years later he is convinced that he will get her back if only he wins the Scandinavian Championship of pétanque. He tries to do the impossible. His fragile physique and a harsh judging environment are not going to stop him. Plus there is a 200 foot giant on his side.

Director:

Johannes Nyholm

Writer:

Johannes Nyholm
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christian Andrén Christian Andrén ... Rikard Boberg
Johan Kylén Johan Kylén ... Roland
Anna Bjelkerud Anna Bjelkerud ... Elisabeth
Linda Faith Linda Faith ... Lina
Ola Bjurman Ola Bjurman ... Jan-Ove
Niclas Fransson Niclas Fransson ... Kjell
Hans-Erik Hermansson Hans-Erik Hermansson ... Greger
Pablo Patron Pablo Patron ... Magnus
Stig Rehncrona Stig Rehncrona ... Doctor
Eva Lena Ljung-Kjellberg Eva Lena Ljung-Kjellberg ... Nurse (as Evalena Ljung-Kjellberg)
Eva-Karin Ingelstedt Eva-Karin Ingelstedt ... Pia
Birgitta Blad Birgitta Blad ... Monika
Pappamorfar Söder Pappamorfar Söder ... Rolf
Tove Orrbeck Tove Orrbeck ... Yvonne
Bengt Carlsson Bengt Carlsson ... Lennart
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Rikard is an autistic and severely deformed man who was separated from his mother at birth. Thirty years later he is convinced that he will get her back if only he wins the Scandinavian Championship of pétanque. He tries to do the impossible. His fragile physique and a harsh judging environment are not going to stop him. Plus there is a 200 foot giant on his side.

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Drama | Sport

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Never Be with You
Music Composed by Ola Bjurman
Music Arrangement by Ola Bjurman, Hasse Olsson
Performed by Hasse Olsson, Ola Bjurman
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swedish boulebaisse
21 May 2019 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

This is a strange movie at the same level as newly made''graens''or the border. its about a bizare looking person, good at his sport, not as good at others, his hunt for his mum, and the trolls hunt for his kid and his wife. so up from the mountain home of norbotten the troll trots ,in a beautilully filmed landscapes, come the fatherhood, and it melts into a swedish kinda happy ending.

its made on a low budget, the idea is good, but not well developed into a film. the grumpy old man or troll if you like, didnt find anything new or fantastic in this, so its just a five from me


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Swedish

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14 October 2016 (Sweden) See more »

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