Thursday, 31 October 2013 00:00

JONAS KARLSSON PLAYS A FINN IN NEW COMEDY

The Guldbagge award-winning Swedish actor Jonas Karlsson has the title role in Leif Lindblom’s comedy Raspberry Boat Refugee currently filming in Sweden. Other cast members include Josephine Bornebusch, Frida Hallgren, Suzanne Reuter, Jarmo Mäkinen and Erik Johansson. Karlsson who starred in SVT’s recent dramas The Molanders and Death of a Pilgrim isplaying a Finn who is bored with his life and native country and decides to switch life with a Swede that he meets on a ferry. Lindblom said his film is about the detour in life that people sometimes have to take to understand that what they really are looking for is right under their nose.

The film loosely based on Miika Nousiainen’s eponymous novel, is a co-produced between Finland’s Matila Röhr Production and Sweden’s Eyeworks Film & TV with co-financing from Film i Väst, YLE, SVT, support from the Finnish and Swedish film institutes and Nordisk Film & TV Fond. Nordisk Film is handling the domestic theatrical release.