Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

Tina works for the customs office, where she employs her special talent: she has a better sense of smell than any of her human colleagues. No forbidden substance, no smuggled item can get past her. One day, however, she encounters a man who exudes an aroma she has never smelled. A door is opened to a mythological world, both wonderful and foul, and Tina learns of a new life that is completely different. This film was awarded the “Prix Un Certain Regard“ at the Cannes festival in 2018.

tags: Horror, Love, Nordic, Feature film, Vampire/Zombie/Creature/Aliens

Cast: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Jörgen Thorsson, Viktor Akerblom, Matti Boustedt


Screenplay: John Ajvide Lindquist, Isabella Eklöf, Ali Abbasi

Director of Photography: Nadim Carlsen

Film Editor: Anders Skov, Olivia Neergaard-Holm

Composer: Christoffer Berg

Costume Design: Elsa Fischer

Sound: Rune Sand

Producer: Nina Bisgaard, Peter Gustafsson, Petra Jönsson


Co-Production Company: Meta Film Rights ApS

World Sales: Films Boutique

Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany

Director: Ali Abbasi


Ali Abbasi was born in Tehran in 1981. He attended the Polytechnical University there for a short time and was a writer. He moved to Europe and enrolled at the Royal Academy of Science in Stockholm to study architecture. In 2007, he began a study of film direction at Denmark's national film school, which he completed in 2011 with his short film M FOR MARCUS. In 2016, he presented his first feature film, the horror drama SHELLEY, at the Berlinale.