About the movie

‘The Giant’ is a surrealistic comedy written and directed by Johannes Nyholm. It was inspired by a dream Nyholm had when he was four, his experience working with intellectually disabled people, and from playing Pétanque for several years. Rikard is an autistic and severely deformed young man who tries to find his way back to his long lost mother through the game of Pétanque and using the help of a 200 foot giant. His fragile physique and a harsh, judging environment makes everyday life tough for him. ‘The Giant’ is the story of a small guy thinking big. Showing that imagination can take you far, when nothing else remains.