This is an animated documentary based on an interview with the Swedish sailor Nisse Andersson, 87 years old. The interview was made by documentarian Mia Blomgren, for P1 Documentary Swedish Radio.
Nisse tells us his life story based on his diary, Nisse´s adventures on land and at sea. He talks about his 40 years at sea, a time when travelling across the world was a big deal.
We follow Nisse to the harbourareas where Nisse visits his “ladies”, get´s his kangaroo tattoo, and we get to see some of all the wooden cocks he made in his bunk. He tells us the story of his loved Brita who disappears into Alzheimer and we find that the red thread in his lifestory is Nisses lifelong search for intimacy.
Nisse is part of a generation of men on their way out of time and we wanted to hold on to some of his stories and bring them to life. Timeless and epic as they are.