Athens International Film Festival


Life can be hard for Rille, a 16-year-old overweight teenager growing up in a remote town in Northern Sweden. Bullied at school and patronized by his younger brother and divorced mother at home, Rille escapes into the only thing he knows he’s good at: table tennis. In his debut film, Jen Jonsson contrasts the frozen, still landscape with his main character’s inner turmoil to deliver a moving, low-key drama about maintaining one’s dignity against all odds. Cinematography Award and Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.


Director: Jens Jonsson

Screenwriter: Jens Jonsson, Hans Gunnarson

Cinematography: Askild Vik Edvardsen

Music: Martin Willert

Editing: Kristofer Nordin

Principal Cast: Jerry Johansson, Hampus Johansson, Ann-Sofie Nurm



Sweden , Color , Swedish , 107’

    Publication date: 2008-09-11 11:05:00