Nice People – 8:00 pm SID – 91 min.

Nice People

Closing Night 8:00PM SID

91 min.

Kinosmith, 2015

Directors: Anders Helgeson, Karin af Klintberg


The predominantly white community of the rural town of Borlänge is changed within two years by the influx of 3,000 Somalis who have fled war and come to live in Sweden. Integration is proving to be difficult, so entrepreneur Patrik Andersson decides that all the Swedes and Somalis need is something in common to bring them together. He encourages the Somalis to learn bandy (a cross between ice hockey and field hockey) with the goal of becoming the first ever bandy team to represent Somalia at the Bandy World Championships in Russia in 6 months, even though they have never skated in their lives! Can they do what seems to be impossible? Nice People portrays the power of building communities through shared experiences. “Entertaining and heart-warming” Audience Award, Hamburg Film Festival