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14 Ratings

The New Country

Det nya landet

Sweden, 2000
Comedy, Drama


A 15 year old Somalian boy meets a 40 year old Iranian man on a refugee camp in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. With the threat of deportation hanging over them they decide to the take their faiths in their own hands and together they go on a journey in the Swedish summer.

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The New Country Directed by Geir Hansteen Jörgensen

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2001 | 2 wins including: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Forum of New Cinema)

São Paulo International Film Festival

2001 | 2 wins including: Best Feature Film (International Jury Award)

2001 | Honorable Mention: International Jury Award


2001 | Winner: Grand Jury Prize

Vancouver International Film Festival

2001 | Winner: Chief Dan George Humanitarian Award

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