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THE IMPORTANCE OF TYING YOUR OWN SHOES

by Lena Koppel

synopsis

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.

international title: The Importance of Tying Your Own Shoes
original title: Hur många lingon finns det i världen?
country: Sweden
sales agent: Svensk Filmindustri International
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Lena Koppel
film run: 100'
release date: SE 18/03/2011
cast: Sverrir Gudnason, Vanna Rosenberg, cast from the Glada Hudik Theatre
cinematography by: Rozbeh Ganjali
film editing: Patrick Austen, Mattias Morheden
art director: Madeleine Lundberg
costumes designer: Margareta Altin
music: Josef Tuulse
producer: Peter Possne, Peter Kropenin
production: Sonet Film AB
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