The true story about a Swedish filmmaker and a banana corporation.
Dirty tricks, lawsuits, manipulation, and the price of free speech.


 

What is a big corporation capable of in order to protect its brand? Swedish filmmaker Fredrik Gertten's experienced this recently. His previous film BANANAS!* (2009) recounts the lawsuit that 12 Nicaraguan plantation workers brought against the fruit giant Dole Food Company. 

The film was selected for competition by the Los Angeles Film Festival. Nothing wrong so far, right? But then Gertten gets a strange message: the festival removes BANANAS!* from competition. Then a scathing article appears in the Los Angeles Business Journal about the film, and Gertten subsequently receives a letter from Dole's attorney threatening him with legal action. What follows is an unparalleled thriller that has Gertten capturing the entire process - from DOLE attacking the producers with a defamation lawsuit, bullying scaretactics, to media-control and PR-spin. This personal film reveals precisely how a multinational will stop at nothing to get its way - freedom of speech is at stake. As Dole's PR company puts it, "It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than a bad reputation". 

 

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Production details

Titel: BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*
Original titel:
 BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*
Direktor: Fredrik Gertten
Produced by: WG Film

Origin Country:
 Sweden
Language: English, Swedish
Genre: Documentary
Production year: 2009-2012
Release: 2012
Recording format: HD
Viewing format: HD
Duration: 88 min

Screenings

BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Nagoya Cinematheque

Nagoya, Japan

2016.04.02 - 2016.04.10
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - European Film Festival

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

2014.12.14
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - European Film Festival

Kuching, Malaysia

2014.11.29
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Swedish Film Week

Hong Kong

2014.11.13
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Cine sueco

Querétaro, Mexico

2014.11.10
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Swedish Film Week

Skopje, Macedonia

2014.11.02
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Cine sueco

Santiago, Chile

2014.11.01
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - "Swe u Svemu" - the month of Swedish culture

Belgrade, Serbia

2014.10.11
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Swedish Films Weekend

Houston, USA

2014.09.15
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*

Mérida, Mexico

2014.06.05
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Tendencias del cine sueco contemporáneo

Bilbao, Spain

2014.06.04 - 2014.06.05
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - TT Film Festival

Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

2014.05.24
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Environmental Film Festival

Tirana, Albania

2014.05.21
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Swedish Film Festival 2014

Bangkok, Thailand

2014.04.23
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Švedska@ME

Podgorica, Montenegro

2014.04.04
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Youth & Citizenship CNEX

Hong Kong

2014.03.16
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - The Week Against Pesticides

France

2014.03.04
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*

Mérida, Mexico

2014.01.08
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Festival International du Film des Droits de l'Homme

Strasbourg, France

2013.11.23 - 2013.12.06
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - TV3 Televisió de Catalunya

Catalunya, Spain

2013.11.05
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Festival de cinde de Pamplona

Pamplona, Spain

2013.11.05
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - Soeterbeeck Programma

Njimegen, The Netherlands

2013.10.16
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Documental del Mes

Medellín, Colombia

2013.10.15 - 2013.10.19
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - MandagsDokumentar

Copenhagen, Denmark

2013.10.14
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - Cinémathèque

Luxemburg

2013.10.07
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - Esadeforum

Barcelona, Spain

2013.10.01
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - Filmambiente

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2013.08.30 - 2013.09.05
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - Clima.Cultura.Cambio.

Peru

2013.07.11 - 2013.07.18
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - Teatro Condell

Valparaiso, Chile

2013.07.08
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - Bar The Clinic

Santiago, Chile

2013.07.02
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - UK Green Film Festival

London and Cardiff, UK

2013.06.06 - 2013.06.08
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - Docs Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

2013.05.31 - 2013.06.02
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Documental del Mes

CHILE

2013.04.16 - 2013.04.29
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Destruction Dinner

Nelson, BC, Canada

2013.04.06
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - Green Film Festival

San Francisco, USA

2013.04.06
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Yogayama Docs

Stockholm, Sweden

2013.03.26
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Open Cinema

Victoria, BC, Canada

2013.03.20
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Cine y Derechos Humanos

Zaragoza, Spain

2013.03.19
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Cines Renoir

Madrid, Spain

2013.03.14 - 2013.04.25
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - One World Film Festival

Bucharest, Romania

2013.03.12 - 2013.03.17
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - SRF 1

Switzerland

2013.03.10
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - New Continental

Preston, UK

2013.03.05
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - The Cube Cinema

Bristol, UK

2013.03.02
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Salt Spring Documentary Film Festival

Salt Spring Island, Canada

2013.03.01 - 2013.03.03
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Sedona International Film Festiival

Arizona, USA

2013.02.28 - 2013.03.02
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Yes Docu.

Channel 8, Israel

2013.02.26
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Environmental Film Festival

St. Petersburg (FL), USA

2013.02.19
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - ISFiT International Student Festival

Trondheim, Norway

2013.02.17
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Rettet die Demokratie!

Braunscheweig, Germany

2013.02.13
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - International Human Rights Film Festival

Paris, France

2013.02.06 - 2013.02.07
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Göteborg International Film Festival

Gothenburg, Sweden

2013.02.01
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - World Community Film Festival

Courtenay, Canada

2013.02.01
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Peterborough International Film Festival

Peterborough, Canada

2013.01.27
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Molins de Rei, Spain

2013.01.25
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Bozeman Film Fetival

Bozeman, Montana, USA

2013.01.24
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Sant Just Desvern, Spain

2013.01.21
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - 24Doc TV

Russia

2013.01.19
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Tarragona, Spain

2013.01.17
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Elorrio, Spain

2013.01.17
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* Star and Shadow Cinema

Battlefield, UK

2013.01.16
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Terrassa, Spain

2013.01.16
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Llorenç del Penedès, Spain

2013.01.13
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Spain

2013.01.12 - 2013.01.13
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Amposta, Spain

2013.01.11 - 2013.01.12
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Cornellà De Llobregat, Spain

2013.01.10
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Banyoles, Spain

2013.01.10
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Barcelona, Spain

2013.01.10 - 2013.01.30
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Girona, Spain

2013.01.10 - 2013.01.17
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Manresa, Spain

2013.01.10
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain

2013.01.10
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Oviedo, Spain

2013.01.10
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Cornellà De Llobregat, Spain

2013.01.10
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain

2013.01.09 - 2013.01.30
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

2013.01.08 - 2013.01.22
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - El Documental del Mes

Gijón, Spain

2013.01.08 - 2013.01.30
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano

Havanna, Cuba

2012.12.10 - 2012.12.11
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Studio Movie Grille

Dallas, USA

2012.12.03
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - VPRO Broadcast

The Netherlands

2012.12.03
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Pickford Film Center

Bellingham, USA

2012.12.01
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - DirectTV AUDIENCE NETWORK Premiere
2012.12.01
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Vidiots Annex

Santa Monica, USA

2012.11.29
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* Clwyd Theatr Cymru

Mold, UK

2012.11.29
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Indie Screen

Brooklyn, USA

2012.11.26
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Wes End Cinema

Washington D.C., USA

2012.11.26
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Zeitgeist

New Orleans, USA

2012.11.26
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Northwest Film Forum

Seattle, USA

2012.11.25
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - San Francisco Documentary Film Festival

San Francisco, USA

2012.11.15 - 2012.11.20
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Aarhus Film Festival

Aarhus, Denmark

2012.11.11
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Global Mittelhessen Film Festival

Giessen, Germany

2012.11.05 - 2012.11.09
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - SF Docfest

San Francisco, USA

2012.11.05 - 2012.11.20
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - CPH:DOX

Copenhagen, Denmark

2012.11.03 - 2012.11.11
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Doc Lepzig

Lepzig, Germany

2012.11.02
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Amnesty International Film Festival

Vancouver, Canada

2012.11.02
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Jacob Burns Film Center

Pleasantville, USA

2012.11.02 - 2012.11.20
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Oslo Dokumentarkino

Oslo, Norway

2012.10.25
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - MOVIES THAT MATTER on tour

The Netherlands

2012.10.18 - 2012.11.30
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Bergen Internasjonale Filmfestival

Bergen, Norway

2012.10.17 - 2012.10.24
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films

Vilnius, Lituania

2012.10.17 - 2012.10.24
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Hawaii International Film Festival

Honolulu

2012.10.11 - 2012.10.21
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Hampton Film Festival

Hampton, USA

2012.10.04 - 2012.10.08
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Aspen Film Festival

Aspen, USA

2012.10.02 - 2012.10.07
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* + BANANAS!* - CNEX Documentary Film Festival

Taiwan

2012.09.29 - 2012.10.07
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Rio Film Festival

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012.09.27 - 2012.10.10
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - 1001 Documentary Film Festival

Istanbul, Turkey

2012.09.27 - 2012.10.02
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Milwaukee Film Festival

Milwaukee, USA

2012.09.27 - 2012.10.11
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - YLE BROADCAST

FINLAND

2012.09.27
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Port Townsend Film Festival

Port Townsend, US

2012.09.21 - 2012.09.23
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Nordisk Panorama

Oulo, Finland

2012.09.21 - 2012.09.26
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - UK Cinema Premiere

London, UK

2012.09.21
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Darwin International Film Festival

Darwin, Australia

2012.09.19 - 2012.09.26
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* + BANANAS!* - West Midlands Human Rights Film Festival

Birminghamn, UK

2012.09.18 - 2012.10.18
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* + BANANAS!* Film Feast 2012

New Orleans, USA

2012.09.13 - 2012.09.16
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Cambridge Film Festival

Cambridge, UK

2012.09.13 - 2012.09.23
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - West Doc Conference

Los Angeles, CA, USA

2012.09.09
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Tri-Continental Film Festival

Johannesburg, South Africa

2012.09.07 - 2012.09.16
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - SVT (Swedish television)

Sweden

2012.08.23
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS! - Human Rights International Film Festival in Mexico

Mexico

2012.08.23 - 2012.08.30
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - EBS International Documentary Festival

Seoul, South Korea

2012.08.17 - 2012.08.24
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Malmöfestivalen

Malmö, Sweden

2012.08.17 - 2012.08.24
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - LAEMMLE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE and LAEMMLE MONICA

Los Angeles, CA, US

2012.08.03 - 2012.08.09
BIG BOY GONE BANANAS!* - Melbourne International Film Festival

Melbourne, Australia

2012.08.02 - 2012.08.09
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* + BANANAS!* - The Ray Stark Family Theatre

Los Angeles, USA

2012.08.01
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Traverse City Film Festival

Traverse City, US

2012.07.31 - 2012.08.05
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Quad Cinema

New York, US

2012.07.27 - 2012.08.02
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Gimili Film Festival

Gimli, Canada

2012.07.25 - 2012.07.29
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Jerusalem International Film Festival

Jerusalem, Israel

2012.07.05 - 2012.07.14
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Politikveckan i Almedalen

Visby, Sweden

2012.07.03
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - RIDM Docville Documentary Film Festival

Montreal, Canada

2012.06.28
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Curzon Cinema

Soho, London, UK

2012.06.21
BIG BOYS GON BANANAS!* - Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield, UK

2012.06.13 - 2012.06.17
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Biografilm Festival

Bologna, Italy

2012.06.08 - 2012.06.18
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Bellaria Film Festival

Bellaria - Igea Marina, Italy

2012.05.31 - 2012.06.03
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS* - THEATRICAL RELEASECANADIAN
2012.05.11
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* Planete+ Doc Film Festival

Warsava, Poland

2012.05.11 - 2012.05.20
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - DOXA Documentary Film Festival

Vancouver, Canada

2012.05.04 - 2012.05.13
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Doc Fest Munich

Munich, Germany

2012.05.02 - 2012.05.09
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Hot Docs Film Festival

Toronto, Canada

2012.04.26 - 2012.05.06
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Doc Lounge

Oulu, Finland

2012.04.24
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Jönköping Fair Trade Seminarium

Jönköping, Sweden

2012.04.21
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Barbacka Kulturhus

Kristianstad, Sweden

2012.04.19
BANANAS* - EFFY Environmental Film Festival at Yale

New Haven, CT, United States

2012.04.13
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Sarasota Film Festival

Sasrasota, United States

2012.04.13 - 2012.04.22
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Durham, United States

2012.04.12 - 2012.04.15
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - BAFICI Film Festival

Buenos Aires, Argentina

2012.04.11 - 2012.04.22
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - EFFY Environmental Film Festival at Yale

New Haven, United States

2012.04.09 - 2012.04.15
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Doc Lounge

Växjö, Sweden

2012.03.28
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* -Bio Vision

Höör, Sweden

2012.03.25
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Grävseminariet - Malmö Högskola

Malmö, Sweden

2012.03.23
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Amnesty's Movies that matter Film Festival

Den Haag, The Netherlands

2012.03.22 - 2012.03.28
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Doc Lounge

Kalmar, Sweden

2012.03.21
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Grand

Trelleborg, Sweden

2012.03.21
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Rio Biografen

Tomelilla, Sweden

2012.03.20
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Intima Biografteatern

Kristianstad, Sweden

2012.03.17
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Food Film Festival

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012.03.16 - 2012.03.18
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Bloor Cinema

Toronto, Canada

2012.03.14
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Teaterbiografen Grand

Simrishamn

2012.03.14
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Staffanstorps bibliotek

Staffanstorp, Sweden

2012.03.13
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este

Uruguay

2012.03.10 - 2012.03.18
BIG BOYS GON BANANAS!* - Tempo Dokumentärfilmsfestival

Stockholm, Sweden

2012.03.06 - 2012.03.11
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - One World Film Festival

Prague, Czech Republic

2012.03.06 - 2012.03.15
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Bian Eslöv

Eslöv, Sweden

2012.03.05
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* -Röda Kvarn

Helsningborg, Sweden

2012.03.03
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Special Screening at Kino

Lund, Sweden

2012.03.01
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Kiviks bio

Kivik, Sweden

2012.03.01
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Swedish Parliament

Stockholm, Sweden

2012.02.29
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Satellite screening LIVE

Sweden

2012.02.29
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - Bio Rio Special Screening

Stockholm, Sweden

2012.02.28
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - ZagrebDox

Zagreb, Croatia

2012.02.26 - 2012.03.04
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - SVENSK BIOPREMIÄR

Cnema (Norrköping), 
Regina (Östersund), 
Elektra (Västerås
), Röda Kvarn (Helsingborg)
, Spegeln (Malmö)
, Hagabion (Göteborg
), Roy (Göteborg), 
Zita (Stockholm) 
Rio (Stockholm), 
Kino (Lund), 
Folkets Bio (Umeå)


(In Sweden)

2012.02.24
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - DocLounge

Göteborg, Sweden

2012.02.23
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - DocLounge

Stockholm, Sweden

2012.02.22
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - DocLounge

Malmö, Sweden

2012.02.18
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS*! - Gala premiere - Biograf spegeln

Malmö, Sweden

2012.02.15
BIG BOSY GONE BANANAS!* - Berlinale Film Market

Berlin, Germany

2012.02.09 - 2012.02.19
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - DocPoint

Helsinki, Finland

2012.01.24 - 2012.01.29
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS! - Sundance Film Festival

Park City, UT, USA

2012.01.19 - 2012.01.29
BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!* - IDFA Film Festival

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011.11.16 - 2011.11.27