PRÄSTEN I PARADISET

Carro Asplund, a young deacon, is commissioned by the board of the church to travel to Phuket to be in charge of a prestigious event together with the local priest, Krister Hellstrand. With horror she finds out that he´s a drunken gambling addict who seems to have lost all his faith and values. The church he promised to build is not even started, and where the money has gone only his bookie knows. The worship services are few and when they occasionally happen he prefers to hold them in a bar, with Mekong-whiskey instead of communion wine.

It´s a struggle for Carro to get Krister back on track. Together they must do everything they can to make the visit of the prime minister successful. But everything seems to be working against them, Krister has unpaid gambling debts to the wrong kind of people, people who require quick payments or bones will be broken. His biggest rival, Espen from Norway, refuses to lend him his church for the visit, and the small existing parish consists of a pitiful fragment of swedes.

But Carro won´t give up, she´s determined to get Krister and the parish in order, but how in the world could it go so wrong…

  • In-house producer: Michael Sevholt
  • Grading: Fateh Shams
  • VFX: Christer Engström
  • Editor: Håkan Karlsson
  • DOP: Mats Olofsson
  • Producer: Håkan Hammarén
  • Director : Kjell Sundvall
  • Script: Niclas Ekström

2015 Fundament Film Feature Film www.fundamentfilm.se