Directed by: Sofia Norlin
Original Title: Ömheten
Genres: Drama
Cast: Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs (Sebbe), Lina Leandersson (Let the Right One In), Alfred Juntti
Written by: Sofia Norlin
Produced by: Olivier Guerpillon
Production Company: DFM AB
Production year: 2013
Release year: 2013
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish
Subtitled Versions: English, French
Duration: 80 min
Format: DCP


80 degrees north of the Arctic Circle, a small community built on mining is trying to survive itself. While the mining industry is the throbbing heart and financial lifeline of the town, it’s also gradually destroying the city by burrowing and bombing under its surface. From the astonishing beauty of the stark winter to long green days of a Nordic summer, BROKEN HILL BLUES follows the course of a group of teenagers, about to become adults. As the town around them shakes and rattles, bearing its fragility, we are also confronted with the aching vulnerability of these restless characters as they dream of change, and dig for a better future.


Stockholm Film Festival 2013 Film Grant Award

Berlin International Film Festival 2014 Generation 14+ Competition

Swedish National Film Awards 2014 Best Cinematography Award

Créteil Women's International Film Festival Official competition

Tribeca Film Festival 2014 Viewpoints section

54th Zlin Film Festival 2014 Best Feature Film Debut Award

Giffoni Film Festival Italy 2014 Aliminium Gryphon - Cial Award

Brussels Film Festival 2014 Official Selection

Milano Film Festival 2014 Official Selection

Mumbai International film festival 2014 Official Selection