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Bázo

Lars-Göran Pettersson, Norway, 2005

Feature

In the school Emil was often called Bazo. In the village they still use the name behind his back. In a way it's true. Emil is not the smartest in the mountain village where he lives with his father. He thinks slowly, didn't learn to read and writer properly in school. But he knows people and he is empathic.

His brother, Kenneth, is different. Buys himself am excavator, works in Finland and Norway, makes a lot of money and comes to visit with girlfriends in a shiny Mercedes. He brags. And now he dates the beautiful Susanna.

One day Emil and his father receive a letter. His brother is dead. He has had an accident and got crushed under the excavator. They sure could use that Mercedes.

Emil leaves his familiar surroundings and goes to Norway looking for what is left of his brother's belongings. The Mercedes is gone. The brother's girlfriend took the car and vanished the same day as the accident. No one knows where she went. It turns out that Emil inherits an almost new shotgun, a seven year old boy and his brothers' business.

Together Emil and the boy, Kevin, start looking for the Mercedes. Not knowing anything about the dead brother's powerful enemies. But Bazo is a man of action - more than they expect¿
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Bázo
Danish title Bázo
Director Lars-Göran Pettersson
Screenplay Lars-Göran Pettersson
Producer Nils Utsi, Mikael Olsen
Director of Photography Svein Krøvel
Editor Einar Egeland, Peter Lund
Sound Mick Raaschou, Henrik Gugge Garnov
Composer Jari Kokkonen, Wimme Saari, Matti Wallenius
Production designer Viggo Bentzon
Appearances Sverre Porsanger, Issát Joakim Gaup, Anitta Suikkari, Nils Utsi
Production country Norway, Denmark
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments7
Domestic distribution Scandinavian Entertainment Group
Technical info 35 mm, 1,85:1 - Widescreen, color, Dolby, SRD
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments7
Domestic distribution Scandinavian Entertainment Group

Direction

Direction Lars-Göran Pettersson
1st assistant director Antony Castle
Continuity Ingeborg Solvang

Script

Script Lars-Göran Pettersson
Translation: Sámi Inger Margrethe Olsen
Translation: Norwegian Sara Marit Gaup
Translation: English Nicholas Norris

Production

Producer Nils Utsi
Producer Mikael Olsen
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Co-producer Lars-Göran Pettersson
Co-producer Per-Erik Svensson
Production manager Liisa Holmberg
Production coordinator Anne Lajla Utsi
Production manager: post-production Christine Ekstrand
Production assistant: post-production Mette Høst Hansen
Assistant Johan Ante Utsi
Assistant Toni Tenhunen
Assistant Salma Reiermark
Assistant Matti Marttala
Assistant Ulla Isotalo
Assistant Casper Jacobsen
Assistant Christian de Connick Lucas
Line producer Karen Bentzon
Technical advisor Anders Holck Petersen
Technical assistant Lars Dela
Consultant Harry Guttormsen
Consultant Morten Grunwald
Consultant Svend Abrahamsen

Cinematography

Cinematography Svein Krøvel
Camera assistant Jesper Find
2nd assistant camera Hans Olof Utsi

Stills

Stills Hans Olof Utsi

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Jon Arne Bakker
Gaffer Terje Røkke
Gaffer Andrzej Kiwala

Editing

Editing Einar Egeland
Editing Peter Lund
Assistant editor Jonas Kiselberg
Assistant editor Torben Andersen
Assistant editor Lasse Martinussen
Assistant editor Anne Lajla Utsi
Negative cutting Ann Karin Aasgård

Music

Music Jari Kokkonen
Music Wimme Saari
Music Matti Wallenius

Production design

Production design Viggo Bentzon
Props Mia Koort
Props Lena Cederlund
Props Morten Sara

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Lena Lidman

Makeup

Makeup Wenche Marie Sara

Sound

Sound designer Mick Raaschou
Sound designer Henrik Gugge Garnov
Boom operator Jonas Langkilde
Foley artist Anne Jensen
Foley artist Julien Naudin

Special effects

SFX Morten Jacobsen
Special effects Gunnar Kristensen

Visual effects

Title design Torulf Henriksen
Title design Kaia Høifødt

Appearance

Emil Sverre Porsanger
Kevin Issát Joakim Gaup
Susanna Anitta Suikkari
Birger Nils Utsi
Kenneth Göran Forsmark
Far Hugo Rantatalo
Elle Brit Anne-Marja Blind
Bedstemor Inga Juuso
Bedstefar Svein Birger Olsen
Orvokki Rawdna Carita Eira
Liv Inger Torill Johansen
Irene Ebba Joks
Councilman Toivo Lukkari
Formand Ingor Ántte Áilu Gaup
Heikka Markku Köngäs
Henchman Erkki Hetta
Chef Marko Keskitalo
Excavator driver Aslat Mahtte M. Gaup
Bilkøber Ánte Mikkel Gaup
Birgers ven Jouko Pajunen
Mand på bus Egil Keskitalo
Agent Marie Kvernmo Valkeapää
Postbud Nils Josef Labba
Græsk cyklist Alex Scherpf
Sygeplejerske Ulla Lütgens
Socialarbejder Mervi Jako
Bibliotekar Heli Helenius
Butiksejer Mattis S. Hætta
Knallertkører Bror Astermo
Sekretær Desirée Nordquist
Kvinde i køkken Helena Rängman
Skraldemand Kari Guttorm
Kvinde i forretning Johanna Sirkka
Sekretær Kati Nivala
Receptionist Irene Tikka

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