This is Your Captain Speaking

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Genre: Documentary, lenght: 52 and 90 min

On a bitingly cold day in March 2010, Swedish flight captain Thomas Salme readies his Boeing 737 for take-off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. It is a day like any other for the veteran pilot. A routine precaution comes through the air control tower, instructing Salme to hold his position. Salme obliges. Minutes later a team of Interpol agents haul Salme off his plane. He smiles as he pulls his golden stripes off the shoulders of his uniform. He utters only five words: “What took you so long?”. After more than 10.000 flight hours, 700.000 passengers and thirteen years as an airline pilot, the 41-year old Swede was arrested. He had no license to fly. He never had. Thirteen years of lies came to an end. Or did it not? This is the story about what happened next.

Writer & director: Alexa Wolf
Production company: Garagefilm International in co-production with AMP Polska
Producers: Mimmi Spång, Rebecka Lafrenz & Edward Porembny
In a collaboration with: SVT, SFI, Film i Väst, Otis, Creative Media Program

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