The Swedish Film Institute has announced the three candidates for the top local films in 2012.
Jorn Rossing Jensen

16 Jan 2013 - 8:01 AM  UPDATED 16 Jan 2013 - 8:01 AM

After film expert committees have delivered their nominations for the Guldbagge, Sweden's national film prize - Swedish director Mikael Marcimain's Call Girl leads by 11 - the Swedish Film Institute has announced the three candidates for the Audience Guldbagge, ie the top local films on the Swedish 2012 charts.

"It is great to be considered for the award in the only measurable category," said Swedish director Hannes Holm, who was nominated for Tosh in Greece (photo), which he also co-scripted. His competitors are Kathrine Windfeld's Agent Hamilton - In the Interest of the Nation and Staffan Lindberg's Once Upon a Time in Phuket.
Starring William Ringström, Morgan Alling and Anja Lundquist, Tosh in Greece is the story of a family on a holiday trip to Greece, which starts in disasters - but it's all inclusive. Patrick Ryborn produced for Eyeworks Sweden, and the film took 330,000 domestic admissions.
Starring Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt as Sweden's most famous secret agent Carl Hamilton, the Windfeld instalment in Pampas Produktion's three-film series uncovers an illegal arms deal, which reaches European government level. The Jan Marnell production sold app 500,000 tickets in Swedish cinemas.
Once Upon a Time in Phuket joins a life coach (Peter Magnusson), who goes to Thailand to fulfil his dreams of becoming a writer, and begins to wonder what he really wants to do with his life. Produced by Lena Rehnberg for StellaNova Film, it registered a 398,000 attendance.
The winner is voted by phone calls from the audience during the SVT televised gala on January 21 at Stockholm's Cirkus, Swedish Film Institute will present the Guldbagge awards.

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