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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS

by Anders Nilsson

synopsis

Leyla, Carina and Aram are all victims of crimes that they refuse to take lying down. They are at the centre of this Swedish thriller. Leyla is the daughter of immigrants and has grown up on a suburban estate. Her 19-year-old sister Nina is the black sheep of the family, because she supposedly hangs out with the wrong sort of boys. But it’s not true. When her relatives even go so far as to stage-manage Nina’s suicide, Leyla decides to do everything in her power to restore her sister’s honour...

international title: When darkness falls
original title: När mörkret faller
country: Sweden, Germany
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Anders Nilsson
release date: SE 20/10/2006
cast: Lia Boysen, Reuben Sallmander, Per Graffman, Peter Engman, Oldoz Javidi
cinematography by: Per-Arne Svensson
art director: Dave Marshall
costumes designer: Marie Flyckt
music: Bengt Nilsson
producer: Joakim Jansson, Peter Possne, Tomas Eskilsson, Claudia Schroder
production: Sonet Film AB, Film i Väst, SFI- Swedish Film Institute/Svenska Filminstitutet, TV3, PAN Vision (SE), Multimedia Film und Fernseh, Film Förderung Hamburg (DE)
distributor: Sonet Film AB

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main awards/selection

Berlinale 2007 Panorama Special
Amnesty International Film Prize 
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