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A Walk in the Sun (1978)

En vandring i solen (original title)
Tore Andersson is a depressed 43 year old sport journalist living in Stockholm. His girlfriend has left him so he decides to take a vacation in Cyprus.

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Tore
Inger Lise Rypdal ...
Marion
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Ellen
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Siv
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Margaretha Byström ...
Ulla (as Margareta Byström)
Irma Christenson ...
Vera
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Lady from Sala
Mihalis Giannatos ...
Waiter
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George
Ragnar Pelka Hansson ...
Swede
Dimitris Ioakeimidis ...
Taxi driver
Kostas Kastanas ...
Doctor
Nikos Kouros ...
Optician
Staffan Liljander ...
Erik
Kimon Mouzenidis ...
Hairdresser
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Tore Andersson is a depressed 43 year old sport journalist living in Stockholm. His girlfriend has left him so he decides to take a vacation in Cyprus.

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Han var en och sjuttiotre lång. Han vägde sextiofem kilo och hade blont hår och blå ögon. Reseledaren var en mörkblond vacker norska. Han hade bett henne fara åt helvete.

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In Your Dreams
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Music by David Reilly (as Paul Rey)
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Tragically forgotten Swedish masterpiece!
24 September 2004 | by See all my reviews

This film was seen by 400.000 Swedes upon its initial release. Why it has become totally forgotten since, I will never know. Fact remains, this is a masterpiece. Gösta Ekman, in one of his best starring roles, plays somewhat alcoholic sport journalist Tore Andersson who escapes from his ruined relationship to Cypress for a vacation. He drinks to hard, is placed in a small nut-house for a while, returns to civilization dressed in a fur coat, and falls in love with the Norwegian travel guide. But fate wants something else. A movie which moves you like few others do, featuring lush photography, comedy, tragedy and several walks in the sun. Wish this could find its way to DVD someday.


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