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Metropia (2009)

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A complex story of a misaligned man, though good intent, creating a nightmarish Dystopian existence.

Director:

Tarik Saleh

Writers:

Truls Andersen (dramaturge), Fredrik Edin (idea) | 5 more credits »
3 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Gallo ... Roger Olofsson (voice)
Juliette Lewis ... Nina (voice)
Udo Kier ... Ivan Bahn (voice)
Stellan Skarsgård ... Ralph Parker (voice)
Alexander Skarsgård ... Stefan (voice)
Sofia Helin ... Anna Svensson (voice)
Shanti Roney ... Karl (voice)
Fares Fares ... Firaz (voice)
Fredrik Eddari Fredrik Eddari ... Mehmet (voice)
Doreen Månsson Doreen Månsson ... Asylum TV-Hostess (voice)
Indy Neidell Indy Neidell ... Wayne Marshal (voice)
Joanna Mikolajczyk Joanna Mikolajczyk ... The Metro (voice) (as Joanna Zofia Bard Mikolajczyk)
Goran Marjanovic Goran Marjanovic ... Asylum Seeker (voice)
Magnus Skogsberg ... Roger's Boss (voice) (as Magnus Skogsberg Tear)
Lotta Bromé Lotta Bromé ... News Anchor (voice)
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Storyline

In the near future, oil reserves are nearly depleted and Europe is connected by series of underground tunnels. While navigating these tunnels, Roger hears voices, one in particular. Seeking a way to rid himself of the voice only leads Roger deeper into a bizarre conspiracy of control - mind and body. Written by Pusan International Film Festival

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Someone is listening to your thoughts


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Norway

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Метропия See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK32,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$81,305
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

German word (die) Bahn means rail (way) in English. See more »

Goofs

Just before the Hello Kitty bomb explodes, Selma the Fish is still on Stefan's desk in her tank. Roger had taken both fish and tank a few minutes earlier when he left. See more »

Quotes

Nina: [Introducing the gathered prominences at the financial report party for Roger Olofsson] Joseph Kemp, more vain than a sixteen year old girl, yuck, Cardinal of The Church of Climate. He's the guru for all the retarded climatologists.
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A very good movie of an unusual style
21 October 2012 | by mrmutSee all my reviews

I have watched this move on a hint, haven't expected it to be much, but in the end it turned out swell. The atmosphere created and the style of the movie is excellent. I have really enjoyed it, as it is not heavy, but more tranquil-food-for-thought kind of movie.

The number of allegories in the movie is overwhelming, and there are many connections with how the society functions today.

The low ratings for this movie are almost certainly there because of the complexity of the work, not because it is bad. Getting to IMDb it immediately reminded me about Aronofsky's Fountain, which had (and still has) sub par user rating compared to the quality of the work.

I think that Metropia is worthwhile and enjoyable work, and can recommend it.


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