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Johannes Nyholm

The Giant
(Jätten)

Sweden, Denmark 2016

In Swedish with English subtitles

90 min

For audiences aged 12 and above


An oddly delicate fable in which heartbreaking scenes of rejection sit alongside easy laughter, Johannes Nyholm's The Giant is among other things surely the strangest underdog sports movie of the year. Following a man with extreme deformities as he seeks belonging among players of petanque, the French bowling game, Nyholm occasionally breaks for cryptic fantasy scenes (starring the eponymous "giant") as colorful and enticing as the main narrative is dreary. Arthouse patrons should embrace this one-of-a-kind picture, the first feature for a director of celebrated short films.
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
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Director: Johannes Nyholm

Johannes Nyholm (born in 1974) is a Swedish artist, animator and film-maker. He has directed several internationally award-winning short films, such as Las Palmas. The Giant is his debut in full-length feature film.

Screenplay: Johannes Nyholm
Cast: Christian Andrén, Johan Kylén, Anna Bjelkerud, Linda Faith
Production: Maria Dahlin & Morten Kjems Hytten Juhl / Garagefilm International, Beofilm
Copy: Svenska Filminstitutet

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