Mikael Marcimain and Hoyte van Hoytema join forces in the political thriller CALL GIRL



The shooting of Mikael Marcimains feature film CALL GIRL begins in July. Presenting Hoyte van Hoytema as the director of photography and Pernilla August and Simon J Berger in leading roles. CALL GIRL premieres nationwide during autumn 2012.


Mikael Marcimain, one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed directors in Sweden, makes his long awaited feature film directorial debut with CALL GIRL. Marcimain is the director of the successful TV-dramas THE LASER MAN (2005) and HOW SOON IS NOW (2007). CALL GIRL stars Pernilla August, one of Sweden's most successful actors, and multi-award winning director of the feature film debut BEYOND (2010). Also starring is Simon J Berger, acknowledged by his breakthrough in Mikael Marcimains HOW SOON IS NOW (2007).


Hoyte van Hoytema, the highly regarded cinematographer of the Oscar-winning THE FIGHTER (2010), is the director of photography. His previous collaborations with Marcimain include TV-dramas as THE LASER MAN (2005) and HOW SOON IS NOW (2007). The screenplay is written by Marietta von Hausswolff von Baumgarten. The film is produced by Mimmi Spång, recently acknowledged for her work with the feature film SEBBE (2010). Svenska Filminstitutet (The Swedish Film Institute) appointed Mimmi Spång and colleague Rebecka Lafrez as ”Producers on the move”, representing Sweden at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.


CALL GIRL is being produced by Garagefilm Film International AB, in co-production with Film i Väst, Sveriges Television AB, The Chimney Pot Sverige AB, Nouvago Capital AB, Friland Produksjon A/S, Yellow Film & TV Oy and Newgrange Pictures Ltd with support from the Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV fond, Norwegian Film Institute, Finnish Film Foundation, The Irish Film Board and Windmill Lane Pictures.


CALL GIRL is a dense political thriller about society´s loss of innocence. It's late seventies, a time of women's liberation, sexual revolution, Swedish neutrality, nuclear power and social security. The film takes us on a trip from the bottom of society, along ramshackle back streets, through glitz and glam, towards the weird top secrets in the corridors of power. CALL GIRL is inspired by the real events of the most shocking political scandal of the Swedish seventies - Bordellhärvan.


CALL GIRL premieres nationwide during autumn 2012.


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