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Your guide to production in Sweden

Insider knowledge, essential details, and first-hand tips on filming in Sweden.

Filmed in Sweden

  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2009 Swedish drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Swedish author/journalist Stieg Larsson. The movie was filmed on location in Sweden.
  • The American is a 2010 American thriller film directed by Anton Corbijn and starring George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Violante Placido, Irina Björklund, and Paolo Bonacelli. Scenes were filmed in Östersund, Jämtland and other locations.
  • Melancholia is a 2011 Danish drama art film written and directed by Lars von Trier and starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Cameron Spurr and Kiefer Sutherland. Interior scenes were shot at Film i Väst's studios in Trollhättan, Sweden and exteriors included the area surrounding the Tjolöholm Castle.
  • Filth is a 2013 Scottish crime comedy-drama film written and directed by Jon S. Baird, based on Irvine Welsh's novel Filth. Scenes were filmed at Film i Väst's studios in Trollhättan, Sweden.
  • Let the Right One In is a 2008 Swedish romantic horror film directed by Tomas Alfredson, based on the 2004 novel of the same title by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Although the film takes place in Blackeberg, a suburb of Stockholm, principal photography took place in Luleå (in the north of Sweden) to ensure enough snow and cold weather.
  • Sunshine is a 2007 British science fiction thriller film directed by Danny Boyle. The scene in a snow-covered park with three stone monoliths was filmed at a May Day memorial in Stockholm.
  • The Seventh Seal is a 1957 Swedish drama-fantasy film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman. It is considered a classic of world cinema and established Bergman as a world-renowned director.
  • Dancer in the Dark is a 2000 Danish musical drama film directed by Lars von Trier and starring Icelandic singer Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Cara Seymour, Peter Stormare, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, and Joel Grey.

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