FRAEMLING (A stranger)

Director Mikel Cee Karlsson is working on a film with and about his best friend Mathias – a young father who one day reveals that he is living a double life. Circumstances have driven Mathias into a criminal underworld where debts seem impossible to pay off. In a spiral of threats, lies and violence, Mathias is desperately looking for a way out. When things finally seem to look up for him, the pressure he has lived under for several years has fatal consequences, leaving Mikel forced to make crucial decisions about the film he is working on.

Fraemling is a distinct counterimage to conventional portrayals of violence and criminality. Through documentary footage, interviews and re­-enacted scenes, Mikel shapes a story about the thin line between victim and offender in a dog­-eat­-dog world. A film about close friendship, deafening silence and becoming someone you never wanted to be.  

Genre: Feature Documentary
Duration: 100 min
Release: 2019

Mikel Cee Karlsson

Erik Hemmendorff

Ulf Stenberg
Arvin Kananian
Leif Edlund
Alexander Öhrstrand
Rebecca Hayman

Mikel Cee Karlsson

Hans Appelqvist

Costume & Scenography:
Pia Aleborg

Peter Toggeth Karlsson

Mikel Cee Karlsson

Produced by:
Plattform Produktion

In co-production with:
BUFO and Film i Väst

Supported by:
The Swedish Film Institute
The Finnish Film Foundation
Nordic Film and TV Fund
The Swedish Art Grants Council

Distributor: Filmcentrum

Selections: Main Competition CPH:DOX (DOX:AWARD)

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