1. The last supper has been given to prisoners facing the death penalty as long as the punishment has existed. The tradition stems from funeral rites where the deceased person was given food on his deathbed
    to protect him on his journey to the afterlife. Today, the ritual of giving the last supper to the condemned person has been detached from its origin, and can be perceived to be as absurd as the punishment it accompanies.

    Mats Bigert & Lars Bergström's film "The Last Supper" focuses on this discrepancy between historical "meaning" and contemporary use of a tradition that has lost its connection with the past.

    The film mixes documentary material with sculptural installations and animated graphics.
    The main character is the former death row chef Brian Price, who reconstructs one of the 200 final meals that he prepared during his time as inmate in Huntsville State Prison, Texas, US.

    The film was shot during 2004 in the US, Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Kenya, South Africa and Sweden.

    Written and directed by
    Bigert & Bergström

    Director of photography
    Charlie Drevstam
    Gösta Reiland

    Camera assistant
    Michael Orrek

    Light design
    Halldór Gunnarsson

    Editor
    Daniel Jonsäter

    Graphic design
    Björn Kusoffsky,
    Stockholm Design Lab

    Animations
    Harald Knape
    Anton Nordstierna/New®

    Digital effects/Online
    Philipp Prinz
    The Chimney Pot

    Telecine
    Mats Holmgren
    The Chimney Pot

    Grading
    Jan Lundkvist
    Filmteknik

    Music
    OCSID
    Carl Michael von Hausswolff
    Jean-Louis Huhta
    Edward Graham Lewis

    Sounddesign and mix
    Thomas Huhn
    Ljudligan

    Research
    Antenna
    Korakot Punlopruksa
    Marika Griehsel
    Thelma Barnes

    Trainee
    Laura Eriksson

    Script consulting
    Charlotte Lesche

    Translations
    Nina Katchadourian
    Sina Najafi
    Toyoko Reinius

    Production assistant
    Johan Hjärpe

    Special thanks:
    Kerstin Allroth
    Martina Bigert
    Felix Bigert Mohr
    Patrik Bratt
    Maria Cederqvist
    Martin Csatlós
    Simon Heijdens
    Sophie Holgersson
    Gerhard Jören
    Thomas Nordanstad
    Henrik S Olausson
    Rasmus Rasmusson
    Folke Sandvik
    Cecilia Sjöholm
    Lars Siltberg

    FLIR Systems
    Ikonoskop
    Kameraten
    Ljud & Bild Media
    Mex, KTH, Stockholm
    Konstakademiens bibliotek, Stockholm
    Nationalmuseet, Stockholm
    Universitetssjukhuset i Lund

    Produced by Bigert & Bergström
    in co-production with
    SVT, Kultur & Samhälle,
    project manager Vera Bonnier,
    with support from DR, NRK , YLE,
    Nordiska TV-samarbetsfonden
    and pre-production support from
    The Swedish Film Institute,
    film consultant Göran Olsson.

    Sales: Sveriges Television,
    SVT Sales
    Hangövägen 18
    SE-105 10 Stockholm
    Sweden
    Tel: +46 8 784 86 14
    E-mail: svtsales@svt.se
    svt.se/svtsales

    © Bigert & Bergström 2005

    Bigert & Bergström
    Atlasgatan 8
    113 20 Stockholm
    Sweden
    post@bigertbergstrom.com
    bigertbergstrom.com

    Festivals:
    Swedish Film Institute,
    Sara Yamashita Rüster,
    sara.ruster@sfi.se

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