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Trap (2023)

Graduation short film from Stockholm University of the Arts, 17min

 

Seventeen-year-old Sami and his friends find excitement in dangerous games in their desolate town. They lure older men into physical encounters, escalating to violent confrontations. Secretly, Sami harbors a longing for these encounters, causing fractures in his friendships. When he meets thirty-year-old Johannes, Sami must leave his familiar life behind and seek his path, even as this journey strains his ties with his friends and challenges his understanding of himself.

 

"Trap" is a gripping coming-of-age thriller about the dangers of toxic masculinity. It asks questions about what happens when our secret thoughts and desires suddenly become a reality. It's a look at the tough process of figuring out who you are, learning to accept yourself, and the price we sometimes pay for being true to ourselves.

 

Director: Adam Cronstedt

Producer: Anna Furenmo

Screenplay: Maja Palm

Photography: Patrik Vincent

Editing: David Hult

Sound & Music: Joline Scheffler

 

Cast: Kimi El Feky, Leo Harju, Joakim Lang, Bengt Braskered, Max Foroozesh, Pontus Löfgren

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