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INTO THE BANK

  • Production Country : Sweden
  • Category : Social·political, Environment, Etc(Current affairs, Human interest, Human rights)
  • Original Language : Swedish, English, Arabic
  • Format : Etc(Feature, Series, TV hour, Short)
  • Production Status : Pre-Production
  • Production Schedule : 11/2015~10/2019
  • Number of Episodes : 70min * 1episodes , 48min * 1episodes , 45min * 3episodes , 15min * 1episodes
Log Line

Sasja Beslik - investment banker, former refugee and environmentalist at heart - believes he can better the world working from the belly of the beast: the big bank. After years of struggling, he finally reaches a high-rank position at the bank. Will he now manage to change the system from within? And what ideals will he have to sacrifice?

Synopsis

Sasja Beslik was born in Zenica, Bosnia. When the Civil War broke out he was 17. Facing the risk of being drafted, he fled. Two British journalists smuggled him through the Croatian checkpoints. He crossed Europe, and came to Sweden with only two t-shirts in a plastic bag. Having survived, he made a promise to himself – he would use his new life to try to make the world a better place.
Decades later Sasja is a banker, a man of power with a key role in one of the biggest Nordic banks, Nordea. From this position, alongside a small team of analysts, he begins an investigation against companies from the bank’s investment portfolio that are suspected of illegal pollution and human rights violations. The start is effective and rewarding, but after his promotion, Sasja faces more and more compromises, the pressure of the bank that wants to protect its big customers and global-level flaws in the financial system. This hinders his decision-making possibilities and fuels his frustration and doubts. Is he going to be able to adapt? What compromises and sacrifices will he have to make?

Production Category

Independent project commissioned/pre-bought by or co-produced with international broadcaster(s)

Director / Producer
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    Eva Hillström / Oscar Hedin(Director)

    Eva Hillström has worked with editing and dramaturgy on feature length documentaries for more than 20 years. Her award-winning films include Nowhere to Hide(2016), that won Best Feature at IDFA, and I called him Morgan(2016) that premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

    Oscar Hedin has produced and directed several award-winning films such as Aching Heart(2007), nominated for a Guldbagge, Prix Europa and Ikaros and winner of the Amulet. Oscar founded Film and Tell in 2010.

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    Åsa Ekman / Marina-Evelina Cracana / Oscar Hedin(Producer)

    Åsa Ekman, Head of Documentary Film, has directed My life my lesson(2014) and Say Something(2015), both winner of the Swedish National Film Prize Kristallen for Best Documentary, Best Feature Length Doc at Nordic Docs and nominated for a Guldbagge.
    Marina-Evelina Cracana is an alumna of Scotland Screen Academy. She produced and directed two documentary shorts - The Fuel Filter being awarded the Best International Documentary at AKIFF 2018.

    Marina-Evelina Cracana is an alumna of Scotland Screen Academy. She produced and directed two documentary shorts - The Fuel Filter being awarded the Best International Documentary at AKIFF 2018.

Production Company
  • Name : Film and Tell

    Contact : +46 764 46 59 40 / marina-evelina.cracana@filmandtell.com

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