Monday, April 26, 2010

Animation. Metropia

Metropia is a 2009 Swedish animated science-fiction film directed by Tarik Saleh. The screenplay was written by Fredrik Edin, Stig Larsson, and Tarik Saleh after a story by Tarik Saleh, Fredrik Edin and Martin Hultman. The film uses a technique where actual photographs have been altered and heavily stylized in a computer program, and then animated. The visual style is inspired by the works of Terry Gilliam, Roy Andersson and Yuriy Norshteyn.

A futuristic look at a terrifying Europe where the world is running out of oil. A gigantic underground network is created by joining all the various undergrounds together underneath Europe. Roger (Vincent Gallo) from a suburb of Stockholm avoids the underground because he finds it disturbing. Sometimes when he is too near the underground, he hears a strange voice in his head.

One day Roger stumbles upon the truth that his life is controlled in every detail. In order to break free he combines forces with super-model Nina (Juliette Lewis).

* Vincent Gallo as Roger
* Juliette Lewis as Nina
* Udo Kier as Ivan Bahn
* Stellan Skarsgård as Ralph Parker
* Alexander Skarsgård as Stefan
* Sofia Helin as Anna
* Shanti Roney as Karl
* Fares Fares as Firaz
* Fredrik Eddari as Mehmet
* Doreen Månsson as asylum TV-hostess
* Indy Neidell as Wayne Marshal
* Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk as metro voice
* Goran Marjanovic as asylum seeker
* Magnus Skogberg Tear as Roger's boss
* Lotta Bromé as news anchor
* Annelie Persson as Trexx commercial
* Sandy Månsson as office gossip
* Michael Månsson as old man buying ticket
* Jon Wigfield as annoying customer

Official website

Directed by Tarik Saleh
Produced by Kristina Åberg
Written by Screenplay:
Tarik Saleh
Stig Larsson
Fredrik Edin
Tarik Saleh
Fredrik Edin
Martin Hultman

Music by Krister Linder
Editing by Johan Söderberg
Studio Atmo Media Network
Distributed by Sandrew Metronome
Release date(s) Venice Film Festival:
3 September 2009
Sweden: 27 November 2009
Running time 86 minutes
Country: Sweden Denmark Norway Finland
Language English

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