23rd Annual Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival



Bázo (Contemporary World Cinema)
2003 - Norway - 100 minutes

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DIRECTOR: Bázo
CAST: Anitta Suikkari

The screening on 4/7 has been cancelled do to a shipping mix up. The film should screen on the 8th. the screening on the 7th has been replaced by HAWAII, OSLO

At school they used to call him Bázo, a Sami expression for a slightly retarded person. In his village they still use the name behind his back. In a way it is true. Emil is not the smartest person in the little mountain village where he lives with his father. he never even learned how to read or write properly. His brother, Kenneth, was different. He bought himself an excavator, worked in both Finland and Norway, made a lot of money, and used to ocome on visits with different girlfriends in his shiny Mercedes. One day Emil and his father receive a letter; Kenneth is dead. He has been in an accident with the excavator. Emil goes to Norway looking for whatever may be left of his brother's belongings. The Mercedes is gone. It turns out that all Emil has inherited is an almost new shotgun, a seven-year-old boy, Kenneth's former girlfriend, and his shady business dealings. Together Emil and the boy, Kevin, start looking for the Mercedes, unaware of his dead brother's powerful enemise. It turns out that Kenneth was most likely killed... -AM Lars Göran Pettersson is educated as film editor and producer at SVT, the national Swedish Television Company. He was emplyed as film editor from 1972 to 1975 and as producer from 1975 to 1989, mainly at SVT-Örebro. Freelance since 1989, wikth his own production company, Film Form AB, mostly working as a screenwriter and director for documentaries and feature films.

PRODUCER: Mikael Olsen, Nils-Thomas Utsi
SCREENWRITER: Lars Göran Pettersson
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Svein Krovel
MUSIC: Jari Kokkonen, Vimme Saari, Matti Wallenius
PRINT SOURCE: Norwegian Film Institute,

Thursday, April 07 7:15pm Crown Theaters Block E
Friday, April 08 9:30pm 1
Monday, April 18 9:00pm St. Anthony Main Theatre


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