Part love story, part international thriller Gentlemen simultaneously celebrates and mourns the post-WWII era with its jazz music, poetry, hidden treasures, and espionage. It now comes to life on the big screen based on a script by Klas Östergren himself and directed by award- winning Mikael Marcimain (Call Girl, How Soon Is Now).
Beaten up, bruised, and scared, a young writer hides in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its disappeared inhabitants: the flamboyant and charismatic Morgan brothers.
It all began a year earlier, when he was rooming with Henry Morgan, a boxer, piano player, composer, bartender, and old-fashioned gentleman with a Gatsby-like capacity for turning life into a feast and absolutely no talent for keeping secrets.
The two friends led the high-life in Stockholm until the day Henry’s younger brother Leo – a star poet, drunk, political provocateur – showed up. Leo drags them into a scandal involving illegal weapons and gangsters, and soon the three men find themselves unwittingly and irreversibly trapped in a dangerous plot.
Written with an intense regard for storytelling and style, Klas Östergren’s Gentle- men is one of the most important literary works to emerge from Sweden in the past thirty years.
Format: Feature and four part TV-series
Production Company: B-Reel
Production Service Company Lithuania: Dansu
Producers: Fredrik Heinig, Johannes Åhlund, Mattias Nohrborg
Producer Lithuania: Gabija Siurbytė
Director: Mikael Marcimain
DOP: Jallo Faber
Screenplay: Klas Östergren