A group of party goers have trouble getting their boat ashore on a small island. The inhabitants of the island try to help, often with the help of an old sailor, and the results are absurd and hilarious.




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A group of people arrives by boat to attend a party on a small island. They experience great difficulties while trying to go ashore. All the alcohol for the party is on the boat while the people on the island have all the food, and the only neighbor on the island, Garbo, is not as friendly as one would wish. Written by Arne Andersson <arneand@pinus.slu.se>

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26 December 1965 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Docking the Boat  »

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The mailed bottle was dropped in the Stockholm Archipelago, (i.e. in the Baltic sea), but it was found upstream in Riddarfjärden in Lake Mälar, by the Riddarholmen quay. See more »

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The total movie, humor, drama, absurd but logical intrigue.
23 May 1999 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie is probably the best Swedish movie ever. It has humor, drama, excellent actors, and an absurd intrigue, which never the less is totally logical in every detail. However, if you are not a Swede in the age above 35, It is probably completely incomprehensible for you. Compare it to an insider joke that only could be understood by a certain group of somehow related people. The movie is making fun of mannerisms and archetypes that has already disappeared from a Swedish society which was changing rapidly even when the movie was made, and which is totally different today.

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