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The Most Beautiful Boy In The World  2021
Director:  Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri
Producer:
  Stina Gardell
Art Director:
  Martin Hultman (graphics)
Editor:
  Hanna Lejonqvist and Dino Jonsäter
Music:
  Anna von Hausswolff and Filip Leyman
Screenplay:
  Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri
Director of Photography:
  Erik Vallsten
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Cast:
spacer1 Bjorn Andresen
spacer1 Annike Andresen
spacer1 Jessica Vennberg
spacer1 Silva Filmer
spacer1 Margareta Krantz
spacer1 Ann Lagerström
spacer1 Miriam Sambol
spacer1 Hajime Sawatari
spacer1 Max Seki
spacer1 Robine Román
spacer1 Hajime Sawatari
spacer1 Riyoko Ikeda
spacer1 Bjorn Andresen spacer1 Annike Andresen spacer1 Jessica Vennberg
spacer1 Silva Filmer spacer1 Margareta Krantz spacer1 Ann Lagerström
spacer1 Miriam Sambol spacer1 Hajime Sawatari spacer1 Max Seki
spacer1 Robine Román spacer1 Hajime Sawatari spacer1 Riyoko Ikeda
spacer1 Bjorn Andresen spacer1 Annike Andresen
spacer1 Jessica Vennberg spacer1 Silva Filmer
spacer1 Margareta Krantz spacer1 Ann Lagerström
spacer1 Miriam Sambol spacer1 Hajime Sawatari
spacer1 Max Seki spacer1 Robine Román
spacer1 Hajime Sawatari spacer1 Riyoko Ikeda

Synopsis:
Björn Andrésen was 15 when he starred as Tadzio opposite Dirk Bogarde in Luchino Visconti’s adaptation of Death in Venice. A year later, during the film’s Cannes premiere, Visconti proclaimed Andrésen to be "the world’s most beautiful boy." A comment that might have seemed flattering at the time became a burden that tainted Andrésen’s life.

Through a fascinating mix of archival footage and contemporary interactions with Andrésen, co-directors Kristina Lindström and Kristian Petri explore the nature of overnight stardom and the objectification that sometimes comes with it.

Andrésen, now in his 60s, bravely opens up about the irresponsible treatment he was subjected to and how the "curse of beauty" distorted his formative years. Being immortalised as an iconic boy meant that Andrésen spent most of his adult life trying to be invisible, refusing to have his identity shaped by a shallow fantasy about who he was.

The Most Beautiful Boy in the World is a thoughtful and quietly devastating meditation on obsession, trauma, and the cost of fame.

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