Eat Sleep Die

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Eat Sleep Die
Eat Sleep Die.jpg
Directed byGabriela Pichler
Produced byChina Åhlander
Written byGabriela Pichler
StarringNermina Lukac
Milan Dragišić
Music byAndreas Svensson
CinematographyJohan Lundborg
Distributed byTriart Film AB
Release date
  • 5 October 2012 (2012-10-05)
Running time
100 minutes

Eat Sleep Die (Swedish: Äta sova dö) is a 2012 Swedish film written and directed by Gabriela Pichler. Set in present-day Sweden, it follows a realistic story about an unemployed young woman named Raša (Nermina Lukac), who struggles to find a new job while simultaneously taking care of her sick father (Milan Dragišić).

The film is Pichler's feature debut, and the cast consists primarily of amateurs. The film's main actress Nermina Lukac has received many accolades for her performance.[1]

The film has received several awards.[2] At the 48th Guldbagge Awards it received five nominations, including in the category Best Film, which it also won. Gabriela Pichler was awarded two awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay, and Nermina Lukac won the award for Best Actress. The film was also nominated for the 2013 Nordic Council Film Prize. The film was also selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards,[3][4] but it was not nominated.


The film tells the story of 20-year-old Raša (Nermina Lukac), who lives with her sickly father (Milan Dragišić) in a small town in southern Sweden. Raša works in a local factory but is laid off when the factory downsizes. The film then follows her struggle to find a new job while simultaneously taking care of her father.


The cast and crew of Eat Sleep Die at the 48th Guldbagge Awards. Back row: Gabriela Pichler, Johan Lundborg, Milan Dragišić. Front row: China Åhlander, Ružica Pichler.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hyllad debutant i Äta sova dö" (in Swedish). Upsala Nya Tidning. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  2. ^ "Utmärkelser" (in Swedish). Svensk Filmdatabas. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  3. ^ ""Äta sova dö" är Sveriges Oscarsbidrag". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Oscars: Sweden Nominates 'Eat Sleep Die' in Foreign Language Category". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2013-09-05.

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