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THE SCARS OF ALI BOULALA

by Max Eriksson

synopsis

Ali Boulala became legendary in the 90s for being the most eccentric skateboarder of his time. In 2007, Ali and teammate Shane Cross were in a tragic motorcycle accident. Both were heavily intoxicated when Ali drove into a wall while Shane was riding on the back. Ali ended up in a coma, and Shane was killed immediately. Today, Ali is sober after years of substance abuse. He carries the scars on his body and in his psyche, daily reminders of the accident that haunts him. After a visit from one of his closest friends from the skateboarding era, an opportunity opens up for Ali to face his emotional demons head-on. He must decide if he is ready to confront his past, or if some wounds can't be healed.

international title: The Scars of Ali Boulala
original title: The Scars of Ali Boulala
country: Sweden, Norway
sales agent: Charades
year: 2021
genre: fiction
directed by: Max Eriksson
film run: 100'
screenplay: Max Eriksson
cinematography by: Iván Blanco, Jonas Embring, Max Eriksson, Majaq Julen, Iga Mikler, Mike Parry
film editing: Mikel Cee Karlsson
music: Warren Ellis
producer: Mario Adamson, Ashley J. Smith
co-producer: Anita Norfolk
executive producer: Rebecca Bennett, Ewan Bowman, Ruth Reid
production: Sisyfos Film Production, Folk Film
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