Creator / Henrik Moller

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Henrik Möller

Henrik Möller is a Swedish underground filmmaker known for his socialrealist comedy shorts and his surreal animated films. He lives in Malmö which is the subject of 90% of his films. The works are characterized by Black Comedy and Surreal Horror. His debut feature film Feed The Light won the H.P. Lovecraft award. He frequently collaborates with Frank Jirhamn, Martin Jirhamn, "Osten" Östlund and Claes Lejonhufvud as co-directors, co-writers and actors. His film have been described as "a mix between a 70's childrens program and a snuff movie".

Has Made Such Films As:
  • Pojkarna (The Boys)
  • Ångestmiljonären
  • Skeppsbrutna (Shipbroken)
  • Klivet ut i verkligheten (The Step into Reality)
  • Nobellvägen
  • Mysigt på Möllan (Cozy on Möllan)
  • Häxans Förvandling (Transformation of the Witch)
  • Filmen om Rove Låtstål (The Film about Rove Låtstål)
  • Carl Anton
  • Cancervovven (The Cancer Dog)
  • Det Trötta Hatet (The Tired Hate)
  • Kaninhoran (The Rabbit Whore)
  • Patrioterna från Malmö
  • MALMÖ=Råttkådd (MALMÖ=Ratshit)
  • Dom ville bli Newshunter (They Wanted To Be Newshunter)
  • Malmös Finaste (Malmö's Finest - I Am the Hammer of Thor)
  • Henrik Möller Talks to David Lynch
  • Skuggan i Mig (The Shadow In Me)
  • Guds Ansikten (The Faces of God)
  • Vattnet Väntar (The Water Awaits)
  • Bortglömda Djurens Stad (City of Forgotten Animals)
  • Böghatarna (Men who hate homosexuals)
  • Fågeln med dödens ansikte (The Bird with the face of death)
  • Demonen (Inviting the Demon)
  • Lokalvårdaren (Feed the Light)


Henrik Möller's films provide examples of:

  • Asshole Victim: Many of his films end with the extreamly unsympathic protagonists meeting their horrific demise.
    • Subverted in Faces of God and The Cancer Dog to horrific effect.
  • CrapsackCity: Malmö in every single one of the films.
  • Deranged Animation
  • Drone of Dread: In several of his films after Testbild! started providing music for him.
  • Eldritch Location: The basement in Feed the Light, Malmö in general in the animated films.
  • Gallows Humor
  • Gainax Ending
  • Humans Are Bastards
  • Magical Realism
  • Nightmare Fuel
  • Lemony Narrator: The raspy, scanian voice of Möller is one of the most notable aspects of his films.
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story
  • Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Some of his animated films are idealistic and like fairy tales. But most of them are extreamly cynical.
  • Surreal Horror / Surreal Humor: Möller's films switches between these so fast that you don't know what is coming next. Example is the musical scene in Face of God which comes out of nowhere and is yelled by the Woman in an absurd manner, but the tone of the rest of the short and the imagery makes it almost nausiating.
  • Stylistic Suck: The animated films look like a cheap Swedish children's program and looks like it was drawn by a 11 year old.
  • Production Posse: Sharing writing and directing duties with Claes Lejonhufvud, Frank & Martin Jirhamn acting and writing. Testbild! providing music.
  • Psychopathic Manchild: Half of the characters in his film. Frige Horror if you have heard journalists commenting that the live-action short films give a realistic view of Malmö.
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