438 Days

438 Days (2019)

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller, History
  • Release Date: 2019-08-30
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 71 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 4min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Film i Väst
  • Production Country: Sweden
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On the eve of June 28th, 2011 Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson put everything at stake by illegally crossing the border from Somalia into Ethiopia. After months of research, planning and failed attempts, they were finally on their way to report on how the ruthless hunt for oil effected the population of the isolated and conflict-ridden Ogaden region. Five days later they lay wounded in the desert sand, shot and captured by the Ethiopian army. But when their initial reportage died, another story began. A story about lawlessness, propaganda and global politics. After a Kafkaesque trial they were sentenced to eleven years in prison for terrorism. And they were far from alone. Their cellmates were journalists, writers and politicians persecuted for not bowing down to dictatorship. Their reportage about oil was transformed into a story about ink, and their daily lives turned into a fight for survival inside the notorious Kality prison in Addis Ababa.

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Art Fred Du Preez Production Design
Production Jonas Allen Executive Producer
Production Peter Bose Executive Producer
Writing Peter Birro Writer
Production Brigid Olen Producer
Production Marlow De Mardt Producer
Directing Jesper Ganslandt Director
Art Louise Drake af Hagelsrum Art Direction
Art Louise Drake af Hagelsrum Set Decoration
Production Sara Törnkvist Casting
Camera Sophia Olsson Director of Photography
Production Bonnie Lee Bouman Casting
Production Tobias Åström Line Producer
Editing Hanna Lejonqvist Editor
Sound Fredrik Dalenfjäll Sound Designer
Production Mito Skellern Casting
Sound Lucas Nilsson Foley Supervisor
Sound Andreas Franck Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Anna Walton Line Producer
Writing Johan Persson Book
Writing Martin Schibbye Book
Sound Greg Albert Sound Mixer
Sound Innes Botha Boom Operator
Production Karl Fredrik Ulfung Producer
Sound Charl Mostert ADR Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Evelyn Gambe Makeup Designer
Costume & Make-Up Clinton Booyse Costume Design
Editing Nikolai Waldman Colorist
Production Sandra Harms Producer
Art Daniéla Frykstrand Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Plaxedes Kelias Assistant Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Michaela Young Key Makeup Artist
Production Lathiem Groenmeyer Production Manager
Sound Andreas Mellkvist Dialogue Editor
Editing Melker Rydholm Assistant Editor