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The Women on the Roof (1989)

Kvinnorna på taket (original title)
An innocent and beautiful teenage girl, Linnea takes a garret room in Stockholm just before WWI. She begins work for a dour older man, but soon meets an interesting young woman, Anna, a ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Amanda Ooms ...
Percy Brandt ...
Lars Ori Bäckström ...
Katarina Olsson ...
Stig Ossian Ericson ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johan Bergenstråhle ...
Photographer Halling
Marie Dahlgren ...
Anna, 12 år
Annika Fehling ...
Aaron Girard ...
Annmari Kastrup ...
Efva Lilja ...
Karl Nykvist ...


An innocent and beautiful teenage girl, Linnea takes a garret room in Stockholm just before WWI. She begins work for a dour older man, but soon meets an interesting young woman, Anna, a photographer. They form a relationship based on mutual attraction; soon they are lovers. From Anna, Linnea learns the craft of photography; European politics heat up, and Anna's even-tempered and versatile boyfriend Willy suddenly returns to take up with her again and with Linnea, too. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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15 September 1989 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Frauen auf dem Dach  »

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The plot is a mystery
29 April 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

"Kvinnorna på taket" is a slow-paced Swedish drama about… well, that's my main objection against this film: what *is* it about? Don't ask me although I've just seen it. Even though you might be confused about the plot for most of the film, most of what happens will be explained the last ten minutes or so, but as I said: the plot is -- according to me -- a mystery. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful fim, and the three actors Amanda Ooms, Helena Bergström (interesting to see her in such an early role), and Stellan Skarsgård do wonderful jobs, and it *is* strangely engrossing. However, for me it is only an average film, while the acting truly is brilliant.

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