Archive of films The Stockholm Syndrome / Stockholmssyndromet

2002, 9 min

Section: Documentary Films in Competition
Year: 2002

A highly subjective documentary, originally presented in an explosive mosaic of the director’s contradictory emotions, stirring experiences and tormenting obsessions, which pays tributes to the populous Swedish metropolis.


A tragicomic mini-story about how the big city occupies and, at the same time, enriches one of the many human souls it finds there; it also describes this person’s attempts to free himself from his own obsessions. The director, an eccentric commentator on the events around him, rides his bike through the streets of Stockholm and, in the role of a pensive opponent of death, argues with his dead father by means of a decaying skull. This mosaic of ambivalent emotions, an original work incorporating the use of animation, above all pays tribute to the populous Swedish metropolis.

About the director

Carl Johan De Geer (b.1938, Canada), photographer, writer and filmmaker, studied at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm (1959-1963). His speciality is making extremely low-budget films. Filmography: Buljong (1995), Lögn (1996), I remember Lena Svedberg (Jag minns Lena Svedberg, 1998, doc.), Grandmother, Hitler and I (Mormor, Hitler och jag, 2001, doc.), The Stockholm Syndrome (Stockholmssyndromet, 2002, doc.).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Documentary Films in Competition
Director: Carl Johan De Geer
Screenplay: Carl Johan De Geer
Dir. of Photography: Carl Johan De Geer
Music: Kjell Westling
Editor: Thomas Täng, SFK
Producer: Freddy Olsson
Production: Bokomotiv - De Geer and Olsson AB

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