The Swedish cinema audience loves the action comedy The Final Race

29 December 2023 - Last updated 5 January 2024

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SF Studios' action comedy The Final Race has since its premiere on Christmas Day 2023, attracted almost 100,000 cinemagoers and is the most watched film this holiday season. It is also on its way to become the most watched Swedish film since the pandemic. The premiere on Christmas Day was the best opening day for a Swedish film since Christmas 2019. It is also the third best opening day this year, which means that it outperformed the premiere of Oppenheimer.

The Final Race is a comedy for the whole family set in an action-packed world of car racing. The film tells the story of the street racing legend Dennis (David Hellenius), who has lived his whole life on the wrong side of the law. After neglecting his marriage and being absent for most of his 16-year-old daughter Hanna’s (Elsa Örhn) life, Dennis has decided to start living a responsible and quiet life. This is something that is soon disrupted, when Dennis finds out that his daughter Hanna will participate in a race with her new boyfriend Charlie (Malte Gårdinger). To stop Hanna, Dennis and his ex-wife Tove (Malin Åkerman) embark on a journey to bring their daughter back home. It is the beginning of a thrilling final race through Sweden and a journey they will never forget…

David Hellenius, Hollywood-star Malin Åkerman and Elsa Öhrn play the leading roles. The Swedish stellar cast also includes Jonas Karlsson, Johan Glans, Peter Dalle, Johan Ulveson, Ola Forssmed, Sara Soulié, Sissela Kyle, and Malte Gårdinger. The director is Edward af Sillén, who also has written the screenplay together with David Hellenius and Lars Vasa Johansson.

SF Studios produces the film with producer Stefan H. Lindén and distributes the film in the Nordics. The film is co-produced with C More/TV4, Film i Väst, Filmpool Nord and with support from the Swedish Film Institute. REinvent handles international sales.

The Final Race premiered in Swedish cinemas on Christmas Day 2023, and will be followed by an international release.

For more information, please contact:
Stefan H. Lindén, Producer, SF Studios,, +46 70 781 70 92
Malin Strihagen, Vice President Brand & Communications, SF Studios,, +46 70 780 39 35Helene Aurø, Sales & Marketing Director, Reinvent International Sales,, +45 23 42 00 07

About SF Studios
SF Studios, established in 1919, is one of the world’s oldest film companies. Today SF Studios is the leading film studio in the Nordic region with its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and offices in Oslo, Copenhagen, Helsinki and London. The company is producing and distributing feature films and TV series as well as providing the streaming service SF Anytime. SF Studios is part of the leading Nordic media company Bonnier.

About REinvent
REinvent is a packaging, sales and financing studio all in one. REinvent International Sales has extensive knowledge of original trends and sales opportunities in both the Scandinavian and international markets and represents SF Studios’ international slate of films and TV series as well as works with other high profile European production companies.