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Ronnie Sandahl wraps shooting for Tigers

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- The Swedish-Italian-Danish co-production is a coming-of-age drama set in the world of professional football

Ronnie Sandahl wraps shooting for Tigers
Director Ronnie Sandahl

Ronnie Sandahl has wrapped shooting for his new project, a coming-of-age film entitled Tigers [+see also:
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. This is the Swedish writer-director’s sophomore feature, which follows his successful debut, Underdog [+see also:
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(2014), a drama starring actress Bianca Kronlöf in the lead role. The flick is also the second instalment in a trilogy set in the world of sports and comes after his writing work on Janus Metz’s Borg/McEnroe [+see also:
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(2017).

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The script, penned by the director himself, is based on Martin Bengtsson’s 2007 autobiographical novel In the Shadow of San Siro. The story revolves around Bengtsson’s experience as a 17-year-old football wonderkid, freshly recruited by Inter Milan, whose dream turned into a nightmare when he started suffering from depression and tried to commit suicide.

Speaking about the plot to Nordisk Film & TV Fond, veteran producer Piodor Gustafsson explained: “The film is really about a young man – Martin – who discovers things about himself and is transformed. Football is just an arena to tell this coming-of-age story. But the film does raise the problem of mental illness within the high-pressure, money-driven world of professional football, which affects about 30% of the top players in the world.”

The international cast includes actors Erik Lönngren (the TV series The Bridge, The Disciple [+see also:
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), Frida Gustavsson (the TV series Dröm, Swoon [+see also:
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), Maurizio Lombardi (the TV series The New Pope, The Nest [+see also:
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), Gianluca Di Gennaro (Ed è subito sera [+see also:
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, the TV series Gomorrah), Liv Mjönes (the TV series Midsommar, All Inclusive) and Johannes Bah Kuhnke (the TV series The Rain, The Spy [+see also:
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). Filming took place in and around Turin.

Tigers is being co-produced by SF Studios (Denmark) and Art of Panic (Italy) in association with public broadcasters SVT and RAI. The project is also being backed by the Swedish Film Institute, the Danish Film Institute and the Torino Film Commission, among other institutions. Paris-based sales agent Wild Bunch will handle international sales outside of the Nordic countries, whilst Stockholm-based firm TriArt is in charge of its Swedish release, slated for October 2020.

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