About the film
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Raspberry Boat Refugee
Release Date: August 19, 2014
|Production Companies||:||Film i Väst, SVT, Matila Röhr Productions (MRP), Eyeworks Sweden|
|Producers||:||Patrick Ryborn, Ilkka Matila, Tusse Lande, Teresa Alldén, Johanna Enäsuo|
|Writers||:||Daniel Karlsson, Erik Ahrnbom, Miika Nousiainen|
Mikko Virtanen feels like a Swedish soul trapped in a Finnish body. Full of disgust for everything Finnish, he sees Sweden as heaven. Upon meeting a suicidal Swedish psychologist Mikael Anderson, he seizes an opportunity for an identity switch. Raspberry Boat Refugee is a comedy about cultural differences in the Nordic countries, their nationalism and, not least, prejudices about our neighbours. It also proves how futile it is to try to escape oneself.