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BLACK ISLAND SISTERS

by Agneta Fagerström-Olsson

synopsis

Sweden we meet three women in different stages of life: a middle-aged single mother who is desperately lonely, increasingly alcoholised and negligent of her son; an optimistic and candid woman who cares for her elderly father; a beautiful young girl who dreams of becoming a songwriter. They are very different but have two things in common. They all work at the local big steelworks but, more importantly, are members of the same band, whose raucous concerts seem to be the only time they become fully alive. This drama comedy follows them through romance and disappointments in a warm and compassionate film with an excellent sense of locale.

international title: Black Island Sisters
original title: Järnets änglar
country: Sweden
sales agent: Nordisk Film International Sales
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Agneta Fagerström-Olsson
film run: 120'
release date: SE 05/10/2007
screenplay: Agneta Fagerström-Olsson
cast: Kajsa Ernst, Elisabet Carlsson, Moa Zerpe, Jakob Eklund, Alexander Skarsgård, Rolf Lassgård, Göran Forsmark
cinematography by: John O. Olsson
film editing: Håkan _Karlsson
music: Christer Engberg, Jonatan Lundberg, Ola Gustavsson
producer: John O. Olsso
production: Giraff Film AB, Filmpool Nord AB, Filmgården HB
backing: Swedish Film Institute
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