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A Thousand Times Stronger

A Thousand Times Stronger

Original Title: Tusen gånger starkare
Director: Peter Schildt
Sweden | Swedish
2010 | 85min. | Colour
Subtitles: English
Format: 35mm
All Ages
Signe’s high school is like any other. There’s the cool clique, the nerdy crowd and the misfits. Everything revolves around your social status: where you sit, where you eat and who your friends are. For most of their high-school years, the girls in Signe’s class have succumbed to the dominant behavior of the boys – and it doesn’t help that the teachers aren’t inclined to do anything about the situation.

Enter Saga, the new girl. Strong-willed, confident and worldly, Saga is like a breath of fresh air. The teachers take note, thinking Saga might just be the catalyst to empower the other girls, and so she is asked to help lead the way to equality in the classroom.

Unimpressed with pre-formed cliques and seating arrangements, Saga breaks the unwritten rules in her bid to instill unity among her fellow students. However, things take a turn for the worse when Saga’s influence inspires some good old-fashioned teenage rebellion that results in the possible cancellation of the school dance.

Director Peter Schildt’s take on Christina Herrström’s best-selling novel provides an in-depth look at the everyday struggle that so many youth face when they simply want to fit in with their peers. A Thousand Times Stronger takes a journey back to everyone’s high-school days –and with its quirky style, catchy tunes and a wonderful dance number, it’s hard not to love.

–Charlotte Youlten

Director,  Peter Schildt

Director,  Peter Schildt

Cast and Crew

Director
Peter Schildt
Cast
Judit Weegar, Julia Sporre, Happy Jankell, Hjalmar Estrom
Production Company
Sonet Film AB
Music
Anders Melander
Producer
Peter Possne
Screenwriter
Christina Herrström
Editor
Anders Nylander
Cinematographer
Rolf Lindström
Art Director
Madeleine Lundberg
Sound
Per Bostrom, Linda Forsen, Dan Widegren, Christer Melen
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