Under the Pyramid

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    Under the Pyramid

    Under pyramiden

    Directed by

    Israel, Netherlands, Sweden, Egypt


    79 min

    • English
    • Arabic
    • Danish
    • Swedish


    The young gallerist Katarina is suddenly drawn into an international art smuggling affair in Axel Petersén’s psychological adventure thriller. Just as she has completed the first opening exhibition at her gallery, strange things begin to happen to Katarina. A mysterious man calls upon her and suddenly her art dealing father goes missing. The mystery thickens and the clues point to Egypt, which has recently buckled under the Arab Spring



    Stine Fischer Christensen
    Reine Brynolfsson
    Johan Rabaeus
    Philip Zandén                 
    Axel Petersén
    Tibor Dingelstad                 
    George Cragg
    Theis Schmidt
    Gino Taihuttu
    Jiri Taihuttu                 

    Director's Statement

    My sources of inspiration have been books and above all the film T. Sventon Private Investigator from 1972 with Jarl Kulle. But also classic Antonioni films such as The Passenger have inspired me. Another important work that should be mentioned is the Egyptian film The Night of Counting the Years from 1969.

    Axel  Petersén

    Axel Petersén


    I like cars, I'll admit

    Axel Petersén (b. 1979, Sweden) was educated at FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles. He is the director of several acclaimed short films. AVALON is Axel's first feature and was developed after he made a filmed pilot study with his aunt and several actors. The film was shot in the summer resort of Båstad in southern Sweden and in Västra Götaland over the course of five weeks in the summer of 2010. In 2010, Axel was Guldbagge-nominated for his short A GOOD FRIEND OF MR. WORLD, which has travelled extensively. His film THE TRACK OF MY TEARS 2 had its premiere in Venice Orrizonti 2011. UNDER THE PYRAMID (2016) screened at Goteborg FF in 2016. His latest film THE REAL ESTATE, co-directed with Måns Månsson, screened in competition at the 2018 Berlinale.

    Selected Filmography