Archive of films God Willing / Om Gud Vill

Sweden
2006, 80 min

Section: Another View
Year: 2006

Immigrant Juan gets to know singer Juli quite by chance. Although he is waiting for his wife to join him, he cannot resist the mysterious woman. Is this the start of a deep and serious relationship, or just a fleeting summer romance that will soon be extinguished by his awareness of duty and responsibility?


Synopsis

Stockholm in the summer of 1975 is sweltering under a record heat-wave. Immigrant Juan works in a market by day loading vegetables, and has a night job cleaning up in a fast food restaurant. He lives with his brother and is waiting for his wife, who is due to arrive to join him in a week. His clear, planned future is upset by a chance meeting at a bus-stop with a mysterious woman, the singer Juli. They start chatting, and later meeting and getting to know each other. Is this the start of a deep and serious relationship, or will it prove no more than a fleeting summer romance, a brief emotional blaze that a sense of duty and responsibility will soon extinguish? Fans of the Swedish band The Cardigans shouldn’t miss this film, for the singer Nina Persson plays the femme fatale Juli.

About the director

Amir Chamdin has been a musician and singer since 1991. In recent years he has been making music clips, shorts and commercials. He has also appeared as an actor in the films The Artist (2001), Jesus fran Hökarängen (2003) and the television series Lasermannen (2005). The film God Willing is his debut feature.

Contacts

Sonet Film AB
Tappvägen 24, 16 102, Bromma
Sweden
Tel: +46 85 552 4831
Fax: +46 8 986 863
www: www.sonetfilm.se

Swedish Film Institute
Box 27126, S-102 52, Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: +46 866 511 00
Fax: +46 866 118 20
E-mail: uof@sfi.se
www: www.sfi.se

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm
International premiere

Section: Another View
   
Director: Amir Chamdin
Screenplay: Amir Chamdin, Martina Stöhr, Erik Egler
Dir. of Photography: Crille Forsberg
Music: Nathan Larson
Editor: Gregers Dohn
Producer: Martina Stöhr
Production: Chamdin Stöhr & SHE
Cast: Amir Chamdin, Nina Persson, Janne Carlsson, Tito Pencheff, Alexander Karim
Contact: Sonet Film AB, Swedish Film Institute
   
www: www.omgudvill.se

Guests

Gunnar Almér

Film Institution Rep.

Staffan Grönberg


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