BLOWFLY PARK

FLUGPARKEN

By Jens ÖSTBERG

GARAGEFILM INTERNATIONAL AB - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2014

When his bully-like friend Alex goes missing, Kristian, a has-been hockey talent, starts to unravel. Lying about events surrounding the disappearance and acting increasingly irrational, Kristian seems more interested in staying close to his friend’s girlfriend, and their child, than finding Alex.

Festivals
& Awards

Thessaloniki IFF 2014
Int'l Competition Best Actor - Sverrir Gudnason
Stockholm IFF 2014
Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama, First film, Thriller
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • SWEDISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Jens ÖSTBERG
    • Writer(s)
    • Jens ÖSTBERG
    • Producer(s)
    • Rebecka LAFRENZ (GARAGEFILM INTERNATIONAL AB), Mimmi SPÅNG (GARAGEFILM INTERNATIONAL AB)
    • Synopsis
    • Kristian is a failure as an alpha male and marked by the oppressive techniques of locker rooms. He is apparently nice and gentle, but when his best friend Alex disappears after
      a night together, everything changes. Defences are torn down and some increasingly strange choices tear Kristian’s existence apart.
      Sverrir Gudnason, Malin Buska and Peter Andersson are starring in Jens Östberg´s psychological drama feature debut where the boundaries between victim and
      perpetrator are blurred.

      Director’s Comment
      Set in and around Swedish inland hockey culture, BLOWFLY PARK is a character study of a person with little value to society. We watch Kristian, mild-mannered and kind at
      first, as he makes increasingly unsound choices. But what exactly is wrong with him? There’s a line of logic between men, violence and the male locker room, where boys are
      groomed in the art of master suppression techniques - however, some will never learn. Kristian can be viewed as a failed alpha male, who finally starts to adopt aggressive
      behaviour when facing crisis and opportunity. But: is he a prowler, a dangerous outcast that should be put down like a mongrel dog - or is he a victim, the result of a heartless
      environment that awards systematic bullying? The film wants to blur the lines between victim and aggressor, between crime and punishment, ultimately pointing towards a
      grim proposition: man’s loneliness. Cut off and trapped in our own subjectivity, we will always be the victim, our actions will always be justified.
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