The young novelist Klas Östergren is at odds with the world, hidden away in his apartment in Stockholm to tell the tale of the people who lived with him and whose fortune also changed. Henry Morgan, a boxer, a bartender, an ineffable jazz pianist, a bon vivant with a secret: he is tormented by love for a mysterious mistress. And then there is Leo, Henry’s brother, a political agitator, a poet, a drunk. From the moment he arrives, he drags everyone into trouble because of a weapons trafficking deal with a gang of criminals
Mikael Marcimain (Stockholm, Sweden, 1970) began his professional career as an assistant director, before moving on to directing popular TV mini-series in Sweden, such as The Laser Man, which won Swedish TV’s Kristallen Award for best dramatic series in 2006. How Soon Is Now, a short TV series he directed in 2007, won the 2008 Prix Italia. Call Girl is his debut feature- length film.
Lasermannen (The Laser Man, cm, tv, 2005), Upp till kamp (How Soon Is Now?, cm, tv, 2007), Wallander (ep. Arvet; ep. Vålnaden, cm, tv, 2010), Call Girl (2012).
“As a director, I couldn’t ask for more in a script: wonderfully meaty and multilayered characters, visually interesting settings, excitement, passion, love, violence and a lot of music. Gentlemen is simply an incredibly rewarding story to film, and I’m sure it will be hugely entertaining on the big screen. What seduces me in this script is its richness − the funny, disturbing and cool events, human stories, characters and locations…”
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Klas Östergren, dai suoi romanzi/from his novels Gentlemen e/and Gangsters
Hugo Ekornes, Per Nyström
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
David Dencick (Henry Morgan), Ruth Vegas Fernandez (Maud), David Fukamachi Regnfors (Klas), Sverrir Gudnason (Leo Morgan), Boman Oscarsson (Wilhelm Sterner), Pernilla August (Greta Morgan)
Mattias Nohrborg, Fredrik Heinig, Johannes Ahlund