Damir is a guy in his 30’s with a foreign background who grows up in a small town in Sweden. He dreams of a better life, of being successful, of feeling like a real Swede and of being respected – the good life.

He moves to the big city of Stockholm hoping those dreams will come true. He changes his name to Jonas, a typical Swedish name, gets himself a small apartment in the suburbs and starts working as a dishwasher at a posh restaurant in Östermalm, a fashionable part of the city. But Jonas is still not happy. His life quickly turns into a daily routine where each day only consists of work and sleep.

As time goes on, however, he is able to show his skills and gets promoted – he becomes a waiter at the restaurant. As a waiter he enters the world of success that all of his guests live in. He is now a part of their world, yet so far away from it. One day a young girl enters the restaurant. Her father is a successful businessman. The girl’s name is Julia and Jonas falls in love.

Original title JONAS
English title JONAS
Production status Released 2012
Production country Sweden
Running time 15 min
Genre Drama
Production company Crisp Film AB
Writer & Director Robin Ehlde
Producer Elias Kababa
Executive Producer Thomas Aziz
DOP Erik Hassel

Los Angeles New Wave International Filmfestival 2012, USA – ‘Honorable Mention’
Marbella International Filmfestival 2012, Spain – Official Selection
28º FESTROIA Filmfestival 2012, Portugal – Official Selection
Twain Harte Filmfestival 2012, Californien – Official Selection
Phenom International Film Festival 2012, Louisiana – Official Selection
Offshoot Film Festival 2012, Fayetteville, Arkansas – Official Selection
Tallgrass International Film Festival 2012, Kansas, USA – Official Selection


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