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Beyond is a 2010 Swedish drama film directed by Pernilla August, starring Noomi Rapace, Ola Rapace, Tehilla Blad, Outi Mäenpää and Ville Virtanen. The original Swedish title is Svinalängorna, which means "The swine rows" and refers to the housing project where parts of the story are set. The film is based on the novel with the same name by Susanna Alakoski. It was shown at the 67th Venice International Film Festival on 6 September 2010 and got the International Critic's Week Award.[1][2]

Svinalangorna poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byPernilla August
Produced byHelena Danielsson
Ralf Karlsson
Screenplay byPernilla August
Lolita Ray
Story bySusanna Alakoski
StarringNoomi Rapace
Ola Rapace
Tehilla Blad
Outi Mäenpää
Ville Virtanen
Music byMagnus Jarlbo
Sebastian Öberg
CinematographyErik Molberg Hansen
Edited byÅsa Mossberg
Drakfilm Produktion
Distributed byNordisk Film
Release date
Running time
92 minutes

The Swedish Film Institute submitted Beyond for a 2011 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film nomination,[3][4] but it did not make the final shortlist.[5]



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  1. ^ Björling, Sanna (22 July 2010). "Svinalängorna till Venedig". Dagens Nyheter. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  2. ^ "SIC - International Critics' Week". Archived from the original on 17 January 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Pernilla August's Beyond to be Sweden's Foreign Language Oscar entry". Retrieved 13 September 2011.
  4. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". Retrieved 2011-10-14.
  5. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". Retrieved 2012-01-19.

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