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Ruben
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Staffan Lamm

Ruben was a patient at a mental institution and died in 1962. Ruben lacked awareness of his disease and suffered from delusions of grandeur. He spent a lot of time with a fellow patient and managed to get him to speak.

Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format
Duration 00:06:43
Language English & Swedish
Year 1998
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About the artist

Staffan Lamm

Staffan Lamm was born in Stockholm. Autodidact with no formal film training. He started out working with Peter Weiss, and has been active as a freelance documentary filmmaker since the early 60’s, mainly for Sveriges Television (SVT). He has also worked as a cinematographer, scriptwriter and director. In 1993 he wrote and directed the feature film Morfars resa (Grandpa’s Journey) starring Max von Sydow. In 1999 he made the shorts Emma, Ruben and Sara that were nominated for Guldbaggen, the Swedish national film award, the same year.

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