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The Gondola is docking at Trolhättan for Fahlén's feature debut

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- Karin Fahlén films an adaptation of Swedish writer-actor Jonas Karlsson's first novel for Chamdin & Stöhr Film and Swedish regional film centre Film i Väst

The Gondola is docking at Trolhättan for Fahlén's feature debut

"I recognise myself in these people, who are rushing around – short of breath – just to find out if they are good enough, at the same time running past what they really need. The film should arouse some thoughts about this," said Swedish director Karin Fahlén (photo), who has started principal photography for her feature debut, The Gondola, at Swedish regional film centre Film i Väst in Trollhättan.

Based on The Second Goal (2007), Swedish writer-actor Jonas Karlsson's first collection of novellas, The Gondola is a multi-plot film set in Stockholm following Johan, a young boy obsessed with his theory of how light and darkness determines how people can or cannot meet, and four other characters in different conflicts during a few weeks in November.

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"We believe that we live in the same reality, but we don't – just almost.I think my stories are mostly played out somewhere in these gaps that we don't share," Karlsson has said about his depiction of Johan, Douglas, Anna, Jessica and Thomas, five destinies whose paths are crossing in the urban jungle, all in search of love and affirmation.

Scripted by Erik Ahrnbom, the Martina Stöhr production for Chamdin & Stöhr Film with Film i Väst, Sonet Film, Swedish pubcaster SVT and The Chimney Pot, stars Martin Wallström, Cecilia Frode,Julia Ragnarsson, Filip Berg, Jonas Karlsson, David Dencik, Marie Richardson and Dejan Cucik, with a musical score by US composer Nathan Larson (who worked with Swedish director Lukas Moodysson on Lilja 4-ever [+see also:
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(2002). Sonet Film will handle local release in 2013.

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