Balls (film)

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Directed by Josef Fares
Produced by Anna Anthony
Written by Josef Fares
Torkel Petersson
Starring Jan Fares
Torkel Petersson
Hamadi Khemiri
Nina Zanjani
Juan Rodriguez
Anita Wall
Jessica Forsberg
Cinematography Linus Eklund
Distributed by AB Svensk Filmindustri
Release date
  • 12 February 2010 (2010-02-12) (Sweden)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Balls (Swedish: Farsan) is a 2010 Swedish comedy film that was directed by Josef Fares.



In Sweden, the film got mixed reviews. In Aftonbladet the film was given a 3 out of 5 rating and was described as "not the best or funniest of Josef Fares's movies - but it is a warm and loving comical hommage to quirky fathers in general".[1] In Expressen, the review was slightly less favorable (2 out of 5) and Fares was described as playing with safe cards in his somewhat artificial characters.[2] In other big newspapers the reviews were similar: 3 out of 5 in Dagens Nyheter[3] and 2 out of 6 in Svenska Dagbladet.[4]


  1. ^ Fjellborg, Karolina (9 February 2010). "Galna & kloka farsan". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Sigander, Miranda (9 February 2010). "Farsan". Expressen (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Croneman, Johan (12 February 2010). "Farsan". Dagens Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Janson, Malena (11 February 2010). "Farsan gör ingen glad". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 15 September 2010. 

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