The Cake General


The Main 1 Sat, Apr 6, 2019 4:40 PM
The Main 1 Sun, Apr 7, 2019 11:30 AM
The Main 1 Fri, Apr 12, 2019 4:10 PM
Marcus Rochester Cinema Sat, Apr 13, 2019 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Tårtgeneralen
Programs:Midnight Sun
Spotlight: Disruption
Comedy Drama
Comedy Drama
True Story
Release Year:2018
Runtime:101 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Media Luna
Director:Filip Hammar
Fredrik Wikingsson
Executive Producer:Johannes Hobohm
Mikael Persbrandt
Producer:Renée Axö
Lars Beckung
Martin Söder
Cinematographer:Simon Rudholm
Screenwriter:Filip Hammar
Fredrik Wikingsson
Editor:Johan Kjellberg
Henrik Källberg
Composer:Lars Winnerbäck
Principal Cast:Mikael Persbrandt
Agnes Lindström Bolmgren
Helena Bergström
Tomas von Brömssen


An endearing dramedy, The Cake General is based on a true story and a book by Filip Hammar and Fredrik Wikingsson, writers, television hosts and journalists known for their youthful, albeit intellectual, humor and unconventional journalism. It all begins in 1984, when the TV show Rekord-Magazinet declares Ko¨ping to be the most boring city in Sweden. While most of the citizens of Ko¨ping become practically paralyzed by the news, Hasse P, an eccentric inventor, decides to refute the "Stockholm bastards" by baking the world's longest sandwich cake in order to establish a world record. A sandwich cake is a uniquely Swedish confection in which one is as likely to get a bite of shrimp or dill in a mouthful as they are a bit of frosting or yellow pound cake. Of course, the road to this record does not run smoothly… Major Swedish star Mikael Persbrandt is a hoot as Hasse P.

Director Biography

Filip Hammar, Fredrik Wikingsson

Filip Hammar and Fredrik Wikingsson have been collaborating on a variety of fim, television and literary projects since 2000. The duo is well-known for their work as on-air hosts and journalists, and together founded the production company The Success Factory.


"A love letter to small towns and their eccentricities" - Moveable Feast