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Sällskapsresan eller Finns det svenskt kaffe på grisfesten (1980)

 -  Comedy  -  22 August 1980 (Sweden)
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Stig-Helmer Olsson isn't the fashionable jet-set type, but, for the first time in his life, he's going to travel abroad. He chooses a trip to the Canary Islands over Christmas. Before ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lasse Åberg ...
Lottie Ejebrant ...
Maj-Britt 'Majsan' Lindberg
Jon Skolmen ...
Kim Anderzon ...
Siv Åman
Roland Jansson ...
Gösta Angerud
Magnus Härenstam ...
Ted Åström ...
Lasse Lundberg
Weiron Holmberg ...
Robban Söderberg
Sven Melander ...
Margarita Calahorra ...
José's mother
María Esperanza Santos ...
Carmencita Rodriguez
Germán Pérez ...
Jose Rodriguez
Miguel Ángel ...
Airport official
Gil González de Avalle
Juan Socorra Vega ...
José's father
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Stig-Helmer Olsson isn't the fashionable jet-set type, but, for the first time in his life, he's going to travel abroad. He chooses a trip to the Canary Islands over Christmas. Before leaving, his doctor asks him to bring a package to a friend of his. Without Stig-Helmer knowing it, the package contains 50,000 SEK, which is illegal to bring out of the country. However, Stig-Helmer's bag with the package disappears at the airport. Dr. Levander's friend believes that Stig-Helmer has stolen the money and is anxious to get them back. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Director and lead man Lasse Åberg has stated that much of the small, subtle humorous details in the film is very much inspired by Jacques Tati. See more »

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When Berra is talking to Sulan about Pepe's Bodega, there is no aircraft at the gate Sulan came out from. See more »

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Robban SöderbergBerra Ohlsson: [after checking out a beautiful girl] LA-TA-DA-TA-DA!
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Comedy Cult Classic -- for anyone living in Sweden, Norway or Denmark
16 August 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

"Jak kan flyga. Jag är inte rädd."

Stig Helmer (Lasse Åberg) cements his status as lovable nerd in Sällskapsresan (1980), a goofy lanky man who never quite stopped being a shy boy. His nickname is "The Giraff" and he always ends up saying the wrongs things. Although this film is one of many in a series of cult comedies starring Åberg and his band of eccentric friends, it is the funniest and most memorable one. If you live in Scandinavia, you will have seen it a dozen of times and if you have grown up in the typical Swedish way, you will have laughed at it even more so.

Sällskapsresan sees Stig Helmer and his Norwegian friend Ole Bramserud on a charter-trip to the Canary Islands. Stig Helmer is asked by his doctor to deliver a package to a friend of his at the destination and oblivious to the fact that it contains 50,000 SEK, Stig accidentally loses it at the airport and a hilarious mess ensues. But this little criminal detour is not what is funny about the film. The many laughs come from seeing Stig Helmer's clumsy and naive ways juxtaposed to the sleek jet-set style of the pretentious travel guides.

What elevates Sällskapsresan (1980) and its sequels above generic comedy formula is its brilliant, clear-eyed use of Swedish clichés. Everyone who is a child of the 1950s-1980s has probably been to the Canary Islands at one time or another and encountered the silly tourist things that are present in this film. Here they are overblown and hilarious, but still subtle enough to get us to identify with them. The whole film is really extremely realistic, as are all its stereotypical characters. A real classic.

8.5/10


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