The young novelist Klas Östergren is at odds with the world, hidden away in his apartment in Stockholm to tell the story of the people who lived with him and whose fortune changed. Henry Morgan, a boxer, an ineffable jazz pianist and bon vivant with a secret: he is tormented by love for a mysterious mistress. And then there is Leo, Henry’s brother, a political agitator, a poet, a drunk. From the moment he arrives, he drags everyone into trouble because of a weapons trafficking deal with a gang of criminals.
Jury motivation: Gentlemen takes us on a winding journey of a story in which time perspectives and identities are as fluid as the boundary between dreams and fantasy. The attention to detail in the film’s various expressions culminates in a uniquely personal, playful and self-reflective work.
Jury members: Jannike Åhlund, Jon Asp, Kristina Börjeson
For full production notes and high res photos of director, producer and poster see Press Kit. The information is available in the Nordic languages and English.