THE IMPORTANCE OF TYING YOUR OWN SHOES

HUR MÅNGA LINGON FINNS DET I VÄRLDEN

By Lena KOPPEL

SF STUDIOS - as SALES

Comedy - Completed 2010

A deeply moving and uplifting comedy with plenty of heart and soul.

    • Year of production
    • 2010
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • SWEDISH
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lena KOPPEL
    • Writer(s)
    • Lena KOPPEL, Pär JOHANSSON, Trine PIIL
    • Producer(s)
    • Peter KROPENIN, Peter POSSNE (SONET FILM AB)
    • Synopsis
    • Alex is an inveterate loafer with dreams of being in the theatre, who takes no responsibility for himself or those closest to him, and his life is anything but under control. When his girlfriend Lisa eventually gets fed up and chucks him out onto the street, Alex is forced to look for a job in order to survive. All of a sudden, he finds himself working as an assistant to a troop of mentally handicapped people at a group living facility with inflexible routines, endless courses in how to tie your shoelaces, and, above all, lots of very bored individuals.
      Following a disastrous start with muddled schedules, angry reprimands from his boss, and an emergency visit from the fire department, Alex gradually starts to tune in to the warm and charming individuals around him. Beneath their handicaps and medication, they are bounding with energy, full of dreams, fun-loving spirit, and unexpected talent.
      Alex and his new friends face an uphill battle as they struggle to overcome preconceived notions, angry and anxious families, and a prejudiced environment in order to achieve their goal – to take part in the national hit TV show The Talent Hunt. This feisty bunch has tied their last shoelace!
      This film is freely based on the real-life story of the GLADA HUDIK THEATRE and their productions that were a hit both in Sweden as well as internationally. The cast is drawn from members of the Glada Hudik Theatre.
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles