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Thousand Times Stronger, A

Original title: Tsen gånger starkare
German title: Tausendmal stärker
Sweden, 2010

Director: Schildt, Peter
Production company: Sonet
Co-producers: Saperi Film, Head & Tail, Ljud & Bildmedia, Independent Studios, Posthuset, Next Door
Age recommendation: 11 years and up

Synopsis:
15-year old Signe is in 9th grade at a Swedish secondary school. She is quite inconspicuous both in the classroom and in the school yard – as a matter of fact, all of the girls tend to play second fiddle. It is the boys who dominate the school world and call the shots. Until, one day, the new girl Saga arrives. She has spent a few years abroad and is brimming with self-confidence, and she is ten times as strong as anyone else – at least this is how Signe and her fellow schoolgirls perceive her. Saga even dares to challenge the male top dog, unleashing a battle of the sexes that utterly revolutionizes the conditions at Signe's school. The film is based on Christina Herrström's novel of the same title, which caused a stir as a harsh critique of the battle of the sexes at Swedish schools four years ago and was awarded several youth literature prizes. The film adaptation by Herrström's husband Peter Schildt received excellent reviews for its furious dialogues, its convincing cast and its fast-paced style of direction.

Festivals:
Cinekid Amsterdam 2010, Luebeck 2010, Tallinn Black Nights Just Film 2010, BUFF Malmö 2010, Vittorio Veneto 2011 (awarded), Sprockets Toronto 2011, Kristiansand 2011, Espoo Ciné 2011, Buster Copenhagen 2011, Vienna 2011, Hannover 2012, Youngabout Bologna 2012, Tromsø CFF 2013

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Svensk Filmindustri (SE)