Directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson
Original title Fraemling
Year of production 2019
Production country Sweden, Finland
Starring Mathias, Ulf Stenberg, Arvin Kananian, Leif Edlund, Alexander Öhrstrand, Rebecca Hayman
Director of Photography Mikel Cee Karlsson
Editing Mikel Cee Karlsson
Sound Design Karri Niinivaara
Music Hans Appelqvist
Producer Erik Hemmendorff / Plattform Produktion
Co-Producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff / Bufo
Director Mikel Cee Karlsson is working on a film with and about his best friend Mathias – a young father who one day reveals that he is living a double life. Circumstances have driven Mathias into a criminal underworld where debts seem impossible to pay off. In a spiral of threats, lies and violence, Mathias is desperately looking for a way out. When things finally seem to look up for him, the pressure he has lived under for several years has fatal consequences, leaving Mikel forced to make crucial decisions about the film he is working on.
Fraemling is a distinct counterimage to conventional portrayals of violence and criminality. Through documentary footage, interviews and re-enacted scenes, Mikel shapes a story about the thin line between victim and offender in a dog-eat-dog world. A film about close friendship, deafening silence and becoming someone you never wanted to be.