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Play

Ruben Östlund, Sweden, 2011

119 min.Feature

Play is an astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The thieves used an elaborate scheme called the 'little brother number' or 'brother trick', involving advanced role-play and gang rhetoric rather than physical violence.
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Original title Play
Danish title Play
Director Ruben Östlund
Screenplay Ruben Östlund
Producer Erik Hemmendorff, Philippe Bober
Director of Photography Marius Dybwad Brandrud
Editor Jacob Schulsinger, Ruben Östlund
Sound Jan Alvermark, Robert Sörling, Claes Lundberg
Composer Saunder Jurriaans, Daniel Bensi
Production designer Pia Aleborg
Casting Katja Wik
Appearances Anas Abdirahman, Sebastian Blyckert, Yannick Diakité, Sebastian Hegmar
Production country Sweden, France, Denmark
Production companies Plattform Produktion
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis
Danish theatrical release 16.08.2012
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov, Café Biografen (Odense), Biffen (Aalborg), Gloria, Øst for Paradis (Århus), Empire
DFI subsidy Minor
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Plattform Produktion
Domestic distribution Øst for Paradis

Direction

Direction Ruben Östlund
Casting Katja Wik
1st assistant director Mattias Ek
Creative supervisor Kalle Boman

Script

Script Ruben Östlund
Script consultant Erik Hemmendorff

Production

Producer Erik Hemmendorff
Producer Philippe Bober
Executive producer Jessica Ask
Executive producer Alexander Bohr
Executive producer Peter Possne
Executive producer Gunnar Carlsson
Line producer Marie Kjellson
Line producer Sarah Nagel

Cinematography

Cinematography Marius Dybwad Brandrud

Electrical dept.

Best boy Björn Dokken
Gaffer Martin Pålsheden

Editing

Editor Jacob Schulsinger
Editor Ruben Östlund
Additional editing Mikel Cee Karlsson
Online editor Fateh Shams

Music

Music Saunder Jurriaans
Music Daniel Bensi

Production design

Production design Pia Aleborg

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Pia Aleborg

Sound

Sound Jens de Place Bjørn
Sound mixer Jan Alvermark
Sound designer Jan Alvermark
Sound mixer Robert Sörling
Sound designer Robert Sörling
Sound mixer Claes Lundberg
Sound designer Claes Lundberg
Sound mixer Owe Svensson
Mastering Owe Svensson

Visual effects

Colourist Nikolai Waldman

Appearance

Appearance Anas Abdirahman
Appearance Sebastian Blyckert
Appearance Yannick Diakité
Appearance Sebastian Hegmar
Appearance Abdiaziz Hilowle
Appearance Nana Manu
Appearance John Ortiz
Appearance Kevin Vaz

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2012-08-17
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2012-08-16
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Peter Albrechtsen 2012-08-16
Anmeldelse Information Rune Lykkeberg 2012-08-16
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Palle Schantz Lauridsen 2012-08-16
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Johannes H Christensen 2012-08-16
Anmeldelse Politiken Sophie Engberg Sonne 2012-08-16
Interview Information Christian Monggaard 2012-08-16
Interview Information Christian Monggaard 2012-08-16