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On the eve of June 28th, 2011 Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson put everything at stake by illegally crossing the border from Somalia into Ethiopia. After months of... See more »

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Status: completed
Status Updated: 26 Jun 2019

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Martin Schibbye
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Johan Persson
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Abdullahi Hussein
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Fredrik Spik
Stephen Jennings ...
Steven Irving
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Reporter #3
Josefin Neldén ...
Linnéa Schibbye
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Carl Bildt
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Chief Prosecutor
Graham Clarke ...
Bruno
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Skavlan
Armaan Haggio ...
Abdirisaq
Lena B. Nilsson ...
Karin Schibbye
Gunilla Johansson ...
Kickan Persson
Frederik Nilsson ...
Kjell Persson
Nathaniel Ramabulana ...
Werar
Sivuyile Ngesi ...
Chala
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Reporter #4
Fredrik Evers ...
Jens Odlander
Junior J ...
Johan Dyer
Abdi Sidow Farah ...
ONLF Representative
Åsa Janson ...
Newscaster
Mohamed Barre ...
Mohammed
Minky Ndlovu ...
Asad
Tobias Åström ...
Swedish Ex-Ambassador
Pär Luttropp ...
TV Journalist
Meaza Kiros ...
Female Prison Guard
Subeer Adnan Raiil ...
Soldier #1
David Manuel ...
Cuban
Mats Olof Olsson ...
Magnus Sundberg
Abdinoor Sheikh ...
Lawyer #2
Dawid Kosar ...
Kosar
Ali Maalin Barise ...
Witness #1 / Ethiopian Commander
Farhan Ali ...
Skinny man
Ibrahim Abraham Musa ...
Police Doctor
Mohammed Nur Abdu ...
Noor
Essa Osman Omar ...
Tall Nomad
Berook Gerema Moges Gared ...
Judge #3
Desalegn Shanku ...
Burly Man
Thomas Teketel ...
Lawyer #1
Zenabu Amera ...
Kality Prisoner
Adem Sunkamo ...
Man In Guard Shirt
Elisabeth Walleby ...
Reporter #2
Betre Maryim Markos Geber Zgaber ...
State Security Agent
Thube Mnaphi ...
Kenyan in cowboy hat
Faiza Haggio ...
Amina
Richard September ...
Ethiopian Journalist
Omar Ahmed Hussein ...
Abdi Hakim
Fitsum Soloman ...
Jijiga Soldier
Paul Savage ...
Judge 1
Homadie Mohamed Shik ...
Ayaan
Jelle Farah Cala ...
Hunchbacked Man
Hawe Osman Hussein ...
Abdullahi's Mother
Amina Mohamed Omar ...
Sara
Hassan Mahdi ...
Platoon Commander Yossuf
Mohamed Mohamud Hossein ...
Soldier #2
Samuel Mtoti ...
Dany
Abdullahi Roble Daud ...
President Abdi Omar
Kristian Erskog ...
Reporter #1
Abdi Delgo ...
Ali
Sheferaw Anbsu Bureka ...
Ethiopian Priest
Amin Mohamed Osmaan ...
Amadi's father
Marehun Yoel ...
Ethiopian Voice Over Artist
Osman Rashid ...
Military Doctor
Mohamed Ali Awadalla Moala ...
Judge 2
Vetbarek Demissie Gebremichael ...
Assistant Interrogator
Gursha Engdawork Nigatu ...
Chief Of Police
Zwelakhe Moni ...
Government Official
Mohamed Ahmed Mustaf ...
Amadi
Ahmed Mohamed Hassan ...
Soldier Who Shot Martin

Directed by

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Jesper Ganslandt

Written by

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Peter Birro ... ()
 
Johan Persson ... (book writer)
 
Martin Schibbye ... (book writer)

Produced by

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Jonas Allen ... executive producer
Peter Bose ... executive producer
Marlow De Mardt ... producer South Africa
Sandra Harms ... producer
Brigid Olen ... producer South Africa
Gavin Sweeney ... associate producer
Karl Fredrik Ulfung ... producer
Anna Walton ... line producer: south africa
Tobias Åström ... line producer

Music by

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Jon Ekstrand ... (original score)

Cinematography by

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Sophia Olsson

Editorial Department

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Melker Rydholm ... assistant editor
Nikolai Waldman ... colorist

Casting By

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Bonnie Lee Bouman ... (Johannesburg)
Mito Skellern
Sara Törnkvist

Production Design by

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Fred Du Preez

Art Direction by

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Louise Drake
Brenton Lockets ... standby art director

Set Decoration by

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Louise Drake
Daniéla Frykstrand

Costume Design by

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Clinton Booyse

Makeup Department

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Evelyn Gambe ... makeup designer
Plaxedes Kelias ... assistant makeup artist
Michaela Young ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Lathiem Groenmeyer ... production manager
Sofie Rosell ... executive coordinator

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Edvina Koda Sander ... assistant director
Jon-Luke Lourens ... first assistant director
Toni Savela ... first assistant director
Dwayne Titus ... third assistant director
Jan-Paul Van Der Linde ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Clea Antoniou ... props buyer
Paddy Ellis ... Action Vehicle Coordinator
Daniéla Frykstrand ... props
James Hargitai ... property master
Viwe Jack ... art assistant
Paula Jones ... graphic designer
Amy Lawrence ... assistant art director
Andri van Niekerk ... action vehicles mechanic
John Van Vliet ... standby set dresser

Sound Department

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Greg Albert ... Production sound mixer
Innes Botha ... boom operator
Fredrik Dalenfjäll ... re-recording mixer / sound designer / supervising sound editor
Andreas Franck ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Nicklas Lindh ... adr mixer
Andreas Mellkvist ... dialogue editor
Charl Mostert ... adr recordist
Lucas Nilsson ... foley supervisor

Special Effects by

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Doug Hardy ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Madeleine Bengtsson ... visual effects coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Erik Andersson ... first assistant camera: Sweden
Jed Harris ... best boy lighting
Zane Harrison ... focus puller
Ellen Järborg ... second assistant camera: Sweden
Stephen Knipe ... key grip
Razmus Ljungqvist ... Digital Imaging Technician: Swedish Shoot
Lesley Manuel ... gaffer
Athi Pokolo ... spark
Tom Purcell ... second assistant camera
Charlie Sperring ... still photographer
Mark Van Der Merwe ... DIT
Vinnie Vanacor ... best boy grip
Chris Vermaak ... steadycam operator

Location Management

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Emil Gertz ... location scout
Andrew Hare ... location manager
Richard Johansen ... location manager
Simon Mortensen ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Magnus Palmborg ... music supervisor

Other crew

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Ann Barratt ... production accountant
Kyle Brooks ... production pa
Namhla Buyapi ... Production Secretary Trainee
Portia Ntobeko Cele ... Extras Coordinator
Michael Chokoe ... production coordinator
Nicola Geldenhuys ... continuity
Spike Jonzon ... runner
Anathi Klaas ... Payroll Trainee
Azola Lawrence Konjwa ... Petty Cash Trainee
Lance Peters ... armourer / key armourer
Emma Rönn ... producer assistant
Daysury Valencia ... production assistant
Olivier Wagener ... assistant accountant

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Plot Summary

On the eve of June 28th, 2011 Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson put everything at stake by illegally crossing the border from Somalia into Ethiopia. After months of research, planning and failed attempts, they were finally on their way to report on how the ruthless hunt for oil effected the population of the isolated and conflict-ridden Ogaden region. Five days later they lay wounded in the desert sand, shot and captured by the Ethiopian army. But when their initial reportage died, another story began. A story about lawlessness, propaganda and global politics. After a Kafkaesque trial they were sentenced to eleven years in prison for terrorism. And they were far from alone. Their cellmates were journalists, writers and politicians persecuted for not bowing down to dictatorship. Their reportage about oil was transformed into a story about ink, and their daily lives turned into a fight for survival inside the notorious Kality prison in Addis Ababa. Exposed to deadly diseases, daily beatings and fierce repression - deprived of their shoelaces and their freedom of speech - they fought to preserve the most valuable thing of all: the freedom to determine who you are and what you believe. This is their story of 438 days of hell.

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  • 438 Days (World-wide, English title)
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Budget SEK43,000,000 (estimated)

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