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Metropia takes place in a not-so-distant future. The world is running out of oil and the undergrounds have been connected into a gigantic subway network beneath Europe. Whenever Roger from Stockholm enters this system he hears a stranger’s voice in his head. He looks to the mysterious Nina to help him escape the disturbing web of the metro, but the further they travel, the deeper he’s involved in a dark conspiracy.
As beautifully designed as the best speculative fiction films, a captivating story, and excellently-acted characters who take us subtly from suspense to humour and back, Metropia will stand out in the history of the animated film.
Tarik Saleh has directed several award-winning docu- mentaries including Gitmo – New Rules of War (2005) and Sacrificio – Who betrayed Che Guevara? (2001). The latter won first prize at festivals in Cuba, Portugal, Brazil, and raised debate on its subject matter through- out Europe and Latin America. Saleh is also one of the founders of Atmo Media Network, and formed Atmo Animation, which has written and produced over 30 short animation films. He has also written and produced two television drama series for Swedish television (A Different Class and Dream Team).
Duration: 1hr 20
Version: English, with French subtitles
Director: Tarik Saleh
Producer: Kristina Aberg
Screenplay: Fredrik Edin, Stig Larsson, Tarik Saleh
Cinematography: Sesse Lind
Editing: Johan Soderberg
Cast: Vincent Gallo, Juliette Lewis, Stellan Skarsgard, Udo Kier, Alexander Skarsgard