438 Days (2019)

15 08/30/2019 (SE) DramaThrillerHistory 2h 4m


On the eve of June 28th, 2011 Swedish journalists Martin Schibbye and Johan Persson put everything at stake by illegally crossing the border from Somalia into Ethiopia. After months of research, planning and failed attempts, they were finally on their way to report on how the ruthless hunt for oil effected the population of the isolated and conflict-ridden Ogaden region. Five days later they lay wounded in the desert sand, shot and captured by the Ethiopian army. But when their initial reportage died, another story began. A story about lawlessness, propaganda and global politics. After a Kafkaesque trial they were sentenced to eleven years in prison for terrorism. And they were far from alone. Their cellmates were journalists, writers and politicians persecuted for not bowing down to dictatorship. Their reportage about oil was transformed into a story about ink, and their daily lives turned into a fight for survival inside the notorious Kality prison in Addis Ababa.

  1. Jesper Ganslandt


  2. Peter Birro


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  1. Gustaf Skarsgård

    Gustaf Skarsgård

    Martin Schibbye

  2. Matias Varela

    Matias Varela

    Johan Persson

  3. Fredrik Evers

    Jens Odlander

  4. Josefin Neldén

    Josefin Neldén

    Linnéa Schibbye

  5. Philip Zandén

    Philip Zandén

    Carl Bildt

  6. Faysal Ahmed

    Abdullahi Hussein

  7. Jesper Ganslandt

    Jesper Ganslandt

    Fredrik Spik

  8. Mohamed Kalif Barre


  9. Abdi Delgo


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438 Days
438 Days

Original Title 438 dagar

Status Released

Original Language Swedish

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