el Documental del mes November 2016


Erik Gandini

2016 76 min.

Original Version in English with Catalan or Spanish subtitles
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Technical specs

    • Direcció: Erik Gandini
    • Producció executiva: Erik Gandini, Juan Pablo Libossart
    • Guió: Erik Gandini
    • Fotografia: Vania Tegamelli, Carl Nilsson
    • Edició: Johan Söderberg
    • So: Hans Møller, Kevin Bavnhøj, Brian Dyrby
    • Música: Johan Söderberg
    • Not recommended for children under 12



The stereotype defines Sweden as a perfect society with a very high quality of life. But is it really a happy country? Is it possible that the most self-sufficient and independent people in the world are unsatisfied? Without the need to ask for help or favours, human contact is reduced to the minimum. There is an increasing number of single mums who have children through artificial insemination. The number of people who die alone is growing year after year. Is it worth assuming isolation and loneliness in order to have a self-sufficient, independent life? Iconoclastic filmmaker Erik Gandini explores the Swedish way of life with a sense of humour, considering how a secure and easy life can turn into an empty and lonely existence.

About direction (Erik Gandini)

Erik Gandini was born in Italy in 1967. He is a producer and director, known for Videocracy (2009), Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers (2003) and The Swedish Theory of Love (2015).  

Awards & Festivals

  • Docville – Bèlgica, 2016
  • CPH:DOX – Dinamarca, 2015
  • Stockholm Film Festival – Suècia, 2015
  • IDFA – Països Baixos, 2015