NICE PEOPLE

By Karin Af KLINTBERG, Anders HELGESON

FIRST HAND FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2015

What do you do when 3000 Somalis run over your small town in the backlands of Sweden, and McDonalds starts being called 'Little Mogadishu'? Local journalist and jack of many trades Patrik Andersson has an idea: let sport unite the people.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Drama, Comedy
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • SWEDISH
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Karin Af KLINTBERG, Anders HELGESON
    • Producer(s)
    • Lars BECKUNG (MexiKo Media)
    • Synopsis
    • What do you do when 3000 Somalis run over your small town in the backlands of Sweden, and McDonalds starts being called 'Little Mogadishu'? Local journalist and jack of many trades Patrik Andersson has an idea: let sport unite the people. And so guys who have never known temperatures below 20 degrees become the national team for Bandy ice hockey of Somalia. Count on having some fun: they do for sure!

      The teams' players don't live in Somalia any longer. They have immigrated to a small town in Sweden. None of the players have ever been on ice. The championship in Siberia starts in 6 months. Someone has clearly been thinking way outside the box.

      Bravely doing something that hasn't been done before: almost the real story of 'Cool Runnings': We will cry and we will laugh as we follow the team on their way to Siberia and (spoiler alert) when they score their first goal.

      With help of two filmmakers Filip and Fredrik we follow the intense, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes very comedic struggle to get the team ready for the championship.
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