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Not knowing who you are is a beautiful source of surprises


Johan’s girlfriend, Annelie ,has dumped him one month before their wedding. His best friend, Markus, buys him an interrail ticket and sends him off alone on a journey full of challenges. Challenges both the natural once appearing from the nature of travelling but also certain challenges that Markus texts and forces him to do. 

The journey starts in Sweden and heads through Denmark, Germany, Holland, Belgium, France, Spain and ends up in Lisbon, Portugal. Along the way his encounters with other lost souls helps him see things from another perspective and a possible new romance with the Russian girl, Nadia, shows him that life together with Annelie wasn’t so great after all. Later on when Annelie has another sudden change of heart and starts looking for Johan he no longer knows what he wants; whether to return to her or just go with the flow and maybe try something together with Nadia.

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Information for the Audience: 

"Not knowing who you are is a beautiful source of surprises" is my first feature film. I have for five years been working with a production company in Stockholm on another project. Frustrated on how slowly things move and not even knowing if the film will ever be produced I decided to gather some friends and shoot this other movie in the meantime using my own savings as a budget. Hence this a low budget, independent movie where we have financed the entire production ourselves. All music has also been produced by ourselves and by our friends and we own all the rights.

/Karl Sterner



Screenings / Awards: 


Indie Film Fest Awards, May 2016 - Award of Merit

Sydney Independent Film Festival, 2016 - Best Indie Spirit Award



Sydney Independent Film Festival 2016

Distribution budget: 
1000 @$
Directed by: 
Karl Sterner
Writing credits: 
Karl Sterner
Lucas Gren Suvi Panas Erik Sterner Karl Sterner Serkan Kaya Stella Hilbs Raoul Jochum Manford Cliff Anne Cazenave Nuno Amaral
Produced by: 
Karl Sterner - Habalatan Film and Writings
Music by: 
Kevin Ortíz Mimmi Gyltman Jonas Källstrand Emanuel Mosquera Nicolas Wolf Andreas Bolldén Lucas Gren Theo Wasmouth Johan Stenvall
Cinematography by: 
Karl Sterner
Film Editing by: 
Karl Sterner
Art Direction by: 
Karl Sterner
Release Date: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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