Directed by Mikel Cee Karlsson

Original title Fraemling

Length 100min

Genre Documentary

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.