THE FAT AND THE ANGRY (SWEDEN/2014/DRAMA)
Director: Johan Renck
Cast: Jonathan Andersson, Liv Mjönes, Gustaf Skarsgård
Based on actual events, this gritty Nordic thriller is a violent tale of fraud, corruption, deception, racism and murder, laced with scathing social comment and black humour, and exposing the dark side of Sweden's second largest city. Having helmed such high end American shows as The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, director Johan Renck keeps the atmosphere taut and the style cinematic.
A pair of young lovers witness a violent explosion with burning body parts flying all over the place. They have no idea that this horrible incident is the beginning of one of the most bizarre police investigations in the dark underworld of Gothenburg. The police soon connects a young man to the explosion but it is not as simple as it seems and soon the multi faceted truth unfolds involving high-end thieves, brutal criminals and corrupt politicians. The story, inspired by actual events, reveals a part of society nobody wishes to be involved in. It is the story of one of the world's largest credit card frauds, a world-wide scam which ended up in the hands of the FBI.
The Fat And The Angry - Director’s biography
Johan Renck (b. 1966) is one of the most respected and sought after directors of today. Renck has worked non-stop all over the world for the past 20 years with commercials and music videos for e.g. Madonna and Kylie Minogue. He has achieved prestigious nominations and awards for his work. After the success of his first feature film DOWNLOADING NANCY (2008) that premiered at Sundance, Renck has been taking the television world by storm contributing to critically acclaimed shows such as BREAKING BAD (2009-2011), THE WALKING DEAD (2010), BATES MOTEL (2013), and the pilot and first three episodes of the successful TV-series VIKINGS (2013).