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Sound of Noise
Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson

 
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SWEDEN - FRANCE
2010 / WORLD PREMIERE

1h38 / IN SWEDISH

Synopsis
Police officer Amadeus Warnebring was born into a musical family with a long history of famous musicians. He hates music.
Now, Warnebring is about to face his worst case ever. A group of six excentric drummers, led by revolutionary genius Sanna, has decided to launch a full-scale musical attack using the city – its buildings, its machinery, its ceaseless noise - as their instrument. Their twisted art form leads to chaos and disorder. The city is faced with outlaws of a new breed; music terrorists.
Warnebring starts a desperate hunt for the serial musicians. As he realizes that the young woman with whom he has fallen in love is the leader of the group, he is left with no choice: he must enter the world he has spent his entire life fleeing - the frightening world of rhythm and music.


director:
Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson
screenplay: Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson
cinematography: Charlotta Tengroth
sound: Nicolas Becker, Lasse Liljeholm, Philippe Amouroux
editing: Stefan Sundlöf, Andreas Jonsson Hay
production design: Cecilia Sterner
music: Magnus Börjeson & Six Drummers, Fred Avril

cast:
Bengt Nilsson
Sanna Persson Halapi
Magnus Börjeson
Anders Vestergård
Fredrik Myhr
Marcus Haraldson Boij
Johannes Björk
Sven Ahlström
Peter Schildt
Pelle Öhlund
Paula McManus
Ralph Carlsson
Sten Elfström
Anders Jansson
Dag Malmberg
Björn Granath
Irene Lind
Iwar Wiklander
Ola Simonsson
Per Kockum

Biography
Ola Simonsson & Johannes Stjärne Nilsson

Swedish nationality. Both were born in 1969.

Filmography
2010   SOUND OF NOISE
2006   WOMAN AND GRAMOPHONE
2005   WAY OF THE FLOUNDER
2002   HOTEL RIENNE
2001   MUSIC FOR ONE APARTMENT AND SIX DRUMMERS
1996   NOWHERE MAN

production
BLISS
Jim Birmant & Guy Péchard
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Mob. +33 6 63 39 29 00
birmant@bliss.fr
guy@bliss.fr
www.bliss.fr

DFM FIKTION
Olivier Guerpillon
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Mob. +46/ 70 97 400 97
olivier@dfm.se
www.dfm.se

distribution
WILD BUNCH DISTRIBUTION
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sales
WILD BUNCH
Aude Vicente
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French press agent
BOSSA NOVA
Michel Burstein
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Intl press agent
THE PR CONTACT
Phil Symes
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contact Cannes
BLISS
Jim Birmant
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birmant@bliss.fr


PORTRAIT

Sound of Noise by Jean-Christophe Berjon
Johannes Sjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson shaped their universes with bold short films. In my youth, I dedicated a lot of my time to making cartoons. For me cartooning and filmmaking are in many ways related, both being visual medias dependent on framing, tempo and perfect timing. During my studies at design school my interest for filmmaking grew deeper as the ultimate combination of these both worlds. The second one adds: I never planned to be a filmmaker. I studied music, learning all possible rules of the art. But rules can make you unfree. When we started making films, we had no rules. We never went to film school. We did what we liked.
Since 2001, they had a great success with Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers, their second short, presented in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, which won many international awards. When they shot their first feature, they made sure to stay true to themselves: The strategy was to think no different; we follow the ideas that make our brains tick. We set out to make a film with music and sound playing the leading parts. If they had to sum up cinema in three words: Complicated. To. Make. ! After two shorts presented at La Semaine de la Critique (the last one was Woman and Gramophone in 2006), they are thrilled to be back in Cannes: It is like coming home. When we've been in the Critics’ Week we have always been close to the audience, we like that. We look forward to meeting the audience again to hear their interpretation of our film. This is most often far more interesting than our own.
And what about this title? Were they traumatized by Simon & Garfunkel? No, but we never got over their split-up. The title is a tribute to Sound of Music, the best movie of all times.

 

Interview with Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson, directors of Sound of Noise.

What made you first want to make films (a film, an actor, a place, an anecdote…)?
Johannes: In my youth, I dedicated a lot of my time to making cartoons. For me cartooning and filmmaking are in many ways related, both being visual medias dependent on framing, tempo and perfect timing. During my studies at design school my interest for filmmaking grew deeper as the ultimate combination of these both worlds.
Ola: I never planned to be a filmmaker. I studied music, learning all possible rules of the art. But rules can make you unfree. When we started making films, we had no rules. We never went to film school. We did what we liked.

Choose three words which best describe your view on cinema.
Complicated. To. Make.

Were you traumatized, as children, by Simon & Garfunkel? Or by classical concert artists?
No, but we never got over their split-up. The title is a tribute to 'Sound of music', the best movie of all times.

Do you consider revolution as a romantic act?
We consider kissing a romantic act.

How did you feel when you found out your film had been selected by La Semaine de la Critique for the third time?
It was wonderful news, like coming home. When we've been in the Critic's week we have always been close to the audience, we like that. We look forward to meeting the audience again to hear their interpretation of our film. This is most often far more interesting than our own.

After the success of your various shorts, what was at stake for you to expend your “touch” to a feature film?
The strategy was to think no different; we follow the ideas that make our brains tick. We set out to make a film with music and sound playing the leading parts.


Le film sera distribué en France le 22 décembre 2010 par Wild Bunch Distribution

FESTIVALS
Pusan International Film Festival – 2010

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