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Brain Academy’s film ‘The Perfect Patient’ nominated for seven Guldbagge awards
The Swedish thriller film ‘The Perfect Patient’ (Swedish title: ‘QUICK’), produced by Brain Academy, a NENT Studios company, has received seven nominations from Sweden’s most prestigious film awards.
The film’s nominations are:
- Best Leading Role Male Actor: Jonas Karlsson
- Best Supporting Role Female Actor: Alba August
- Best Supporting Role Male Actor: David Dencik
- Best Photography: Ragna Jorming
- Best Screenplay: Erlend Loe
- Best Editing: Rickard Krantz
- Best Make Up Design: AnnaCarin Lock
‘The Perfect Patient’ presents the captivating true story behind Sweden’s biggest ever judicial scandal. In the film, journalists Hannes Råstam (Jonas Karlsson: ‘The Snowman’) and Jenny Küttim (Alba August: ‘The Rain’) uncover the miscarriage of justice that led to the wrongful imprisonment of mental patientThomas Quick (David Dencik: ‘No Time to Die’) as the country's worst serial killer.
Peter Settman, founder and CEO Brain Academy: “Seven nominations from Sweden’s leading film awards shows how successfully ‘The Perfect Patient’ asks profound questions about truth, courage and justice. This is a remarkable achievement that showcases the unique ability of Brain Academy and NENT Studios to bring together the very best creative talents in the Nordic region and tell urgent, compelling stories.”
‘The Perfect Patient’ is produced by Helena Danielsson, Brain Academy in co-production with Film i Väst, Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning, Umedia Belgium, Nordisk Film and TV4, with support from the Swedish Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.The film is directed by Mikael Håfström and written by Erlend Loe based on Hannes Råstam’s award-winning book.
The Guldbagge awards have been presented since 1964 for outstanding contributions to Swedish film. Every year, 19 Guldbagge awards are presented in various categories. This year’s award ceremony will take place in Stockholm on 20 January.
In autumn 2019, ‘The Perfect Patient’ was selected as one of Sweden’s three finalists for submission to the 92nd Academy Awards.
About Nordic Entertainment Group:
Nordic Entertainment Group AB (publ) (NENT Group) is the Nordic region’s leading entertainment provider. We entertain millions of people every day with our streaming services, TV channels and radio stations, and our production companies create content that is experienced around the world. We make life more entertaining by telling stories, touching lives and expanding worlds – from live sports, movies and series to music and original shows. Headquartered in Stockholm, NENT Group is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘NENT A’ and ‘NENT B’).
Our studio business, NENT Studios, is behind acclaimed works in multiple genres ranging from factual, documentary and reality to game shows, lifestyle and drama. A total of 32 different companies in 17 countries make up the studios division. The local presence means that we work with some of the most talented and creative people in each of our markets. This content is then available on our own channels and platforms, and also sold to other entertainment providers in over 240 territories worldwide.