The New Country

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The New Country
Directed by Geir Hansteen Jörgensen
Produced by Dan Berglund
Tomas Eskilsson
Christer Nilson
Written by Lukas Moodysson
Peter Birro
Starring Mike Almayehu
Michalis Koutsogiannakis
Lia Boysen
Music by Dan Berglund
Jonas Bohlin
Esbjörn Svensson
Cinematography Marek Wieser
Edited by Fredrik Morheden
Distributed by Göta Film
Release date
November 4, 2000 (2000-11-04)
Running time
232 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

The New Country (Swedish: Det nya landet) is a Swedish mini TV-series and feature film from 2000, directed by Geir Hansteen Jörgensen and written by Peter Birro and Lukas Moodysson. The mini-series version had a huge audience on national television, SVT and the feature film version won more awards around the world than any other Swedish feature in 2001. Some Swedish newspapers and critics has chosen The New Country as best Swedish TV mini-series ever and it is by many considered the beginning of Swedish "multicultural" cinema.


Two refugees, Ali and Massoud run away from their asylum camp and meet Louise, a former Miss Sweden. Together in an old rusty car they are on the run from the police and old memories through the Swedish summer countryside.

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