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TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away From Keyboard


It’s the day before the trial starts. Fredrik packs a computer into a rusty old Volvo. Along with his Pirate Bay co-founders, he faces $13 million in damage claims to Hollywood in a copyright infringement case. Fredrik is on his way to install a new computer in the secret server hall. This is where the world’s largest file sharing site is hidden. When the hacker prodigy Gottfrid, the internet activist Peter and the network nerd Fredrik are found guilty, they are confronted with the reality of life offline – away from keyboard. But deep down in dark data centres, clandestine computers quietly continue to duplicate files.

Director: Simon Klose

Producer: Martin Persson, Simon Klose, Signe Byrge Sørensen

Cinematographer: Simon Klose

Editor: Per K Kirkegaard

Sound Designer: Morten Groth Brandt

Music: Ola Fløttum

Additional Credits: Titles: Finsta

Principal Cast: Peter Sunde, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Fredrik Neij


Simon Klose was born in Sweden in 1975 and holds a law degree from Stockholm University. He has produced and directed a number of music videos, and "TPB-AFK" is his first feature length documentary. Klose is currently working on an internet startup that lets filmmakers send time synced links from their films to their audiences smartphones.

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