Varg

Wolf

Domestic title:
Varg
Category:
Information:
Co-Production (Sweden / Norway)
Script:
Kerstin Ekman
Director:
Daniel Alfredson
Producer:
Hanna Hemilä
Premiere:
10.10.2008
Actors:

Robin Ludberg, Marie Delleskog, Rolf Degerlund, Inga Sarri, Gustav Kling

FFF support:
€35000
Budget:
€2350000
Description:

Wolf is a contemporary drama set in the wilderness of northern Scandinavia on the border between Sweden and Norway.

First only sounds are heard – antlers rattling, hooves clattering, bells jingling and dogs barking. A reindeer herd appears in the distance moving up a hillside. A Lapland dog attends to the breakaways. The dog stops for a moment, ears pricked. Someone or something is watching them from afar. Two men are driving the herd. The older one, Klemens, is a reindeer herder from a long line of nomadic Sámi; a man clinging to a threatened way of life. The younger man, Nejla, is his nephew. He shares his Uncle´s passion for a free life and defies his family to follow in his uncle´s footsteps. Their herd is small and vulnerable and they use methods, which are looked down upon by the other herders.

A wolf is illegally killed, the authorities discover the remains of the endangered species and an investigation follows. All the evidence points to the Sámi, and Klemens is the chief suspect. He becomes a symbol for traditional Same values in conflict with the demands of modern life. It is a clash between wildlife protection and the right to defend oneself, one´s herd and ultimately ones heritage.

This is a wildlife story where the conditions of survival are no longer compatible with the laws of modern society.

Production:
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