The War Game

Krig / Valtapeli

Sweden 2017
In Swedish with Finnish subtitles
80 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Goran Kapetanović
Screenplay: Jannik Tai Mosholt
Cast: Loke Hellberg, Malin Levanon, Meja Björkefall, Emilio Silva
Production: Per Janérus, Rodrigo Villalobos Cáceres / Copenhagen Bombay Sverige
Print Source: Svenska Filminstitutet

Malte is an 11-year-old loner whose mind is full of complex strategies and game theory. When he moves to a new area with his mother, he lands in the middle of a conflict between two gangs of children and sees this as an opportunity to gain a foothold among the children. But then it all escalates. Too late it dawns on him that his interference makes the game too real, and an actual war is now breaking out. Will he be able to stop it?

Production Notes

Please note that the film is in Swedish with Finnish subtitles only.