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Small Apartments



Small Apartments' Franklin Franklin is a fully realized and sympathetic protagonist in the vein of Ignatius Reilly (A Confederacy of Dunces), a simple man who yearns for “a land of pastoral serenity” devoid of the irritants of contemporary urban life. An off-beat tale, Small Apartments is accented along the way by murder, strange fingernail collections, and the occasional blast from a treasured alphorn.


Director(s): Jonas Åkerlund

Executive Producer(s): Ben Feingold, John Glynn, Bridget McMeel, Chris Millis

Producer(s): Ash R Shah, Timothy Peternel, Bonnie Timermann, David Hillary

Screenwriter(s): Chris Millis

Cinematographer: Pär M. Ekberg

Editor(s): Christian Larson

Production Designer: Jakub Durkoth

Music: Per Gessle

Principal Cast: Matt Lucas, Billy Crystal, Juno Temple, James Marsden, Peter Stormare, David Koechner, Rosie Perez, Dolph Lundgren, with James Caan, and Johnny Knoxville

Director Bio


Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund is an internationally awarded director of music videos, commercials, documentaries, stage shows, and feature films. He has directed music videos for superstars Madonna, U2, Lady Gaga, Rolling Stones, and many more. Jonas’ feature directorial debut SPUN has become a cult classic. Small Apartments is his fourth feature.


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