The Substitute (2006)

”The Substitute” / ”Vikarien” is a 85 minutes documentary for cinema and TV. Photo and co-director Johan Palmgren. Producer and co-director Åsa Blanck.

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A substitute teacher working in the suburbs of Stockholm finds himself increasingly disillusioned about his job. He calls his mentor, a 75-year-old veteran, who travels to Stockholm. Together they try to make a difference in the student’s lives.


Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden. Oslo International Film Festival (first prize), Norway. Silver Docs Film Festival, Washington, USA. Osaka International Film Festival, Japan. Copenhagen Doxx, Denmark.


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