Savage
Savage

Film Title

Screening:

    Friday 30 September 18:15
  • All Tickets £10.00
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Runtime:

82 mins

Director: Martin Jern, Emil Larsson Country: Sweden
Writer: Martin Jern, Emil Larsson Original Format: S16mm
Dir. of Photography: David Grehn Print Source: Swedish Filminstitute
Producer: Martin Jern, Emil Larsson
Cast: Magnus Skog, Emelie Sundelin, Stefan Söderberg

Film Details

UK Premiere

Official Selection Feature

Short Synopsis:

Kim grew up in a criminal family in the Swedish countryside. He now wants to make up for his crimes, clear his debts and free his soul. But he can't escape the evil blood that runs through his veins.

Review:

Savage Focussing on what might be called the ‘white trash’ of Sweden, Savage follows four disaffected youths desperate to get out of their small, rural town.
 
Kim is the son of a criminal father, and has followed him down that route far enough to have done prison time himself. Now he wants to put that life behind him in favour of something more comfortable: a job, a girlfriend, a house and a car. Ylva has been brought up in a conservative and strictly religious household, but finds herself increasingly drawn to sex and all things sexual. Susanne, in contrast, is clear about her goal to make her career as a pole-dancer, but even this isn’t a job you can just walk into and she must audition to find a position. Rounding out the group is Jesper, living in an old coach and paying the farmer on whose land it is parked with money he makes by selling his body to men on the internet.
 
Made on in true indie style, the two directors, a crew of three and the cast lived in a cottage and tent for all of production. Savage is a harsh film in many ways, but it is made about people living in harsh conditions. Far from the idyllic countryside we often see in the holiday adverts, this is a faithful look at rural poverty, both financial, and emotional.
 
Johnny Cobbles

*Winner, Best Film, Titanic Film Festival, Budapest 2011

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Screenings at Apollo Cinema Piccadilly Circus
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