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15 September 1989 (Sweden) See more »
An innocent and beautiful teenage girl, Linnea takes a garret room in Stockholm just before WWI. She begins work for a dour older man... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Amanda Ooms ... Linnea

Helena Bergström ... Anna

Stellan Skarsgård ... Willy
Percy Brandt ... Fischer
Lars Ori Bäckström ... Holger
Katarina Olsson ... Gerda

Leif Andrée ... Oskar

Stig Ossian Ericson ... Vicar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johan Bergenstråhle ... Photographer Halling
Marie Dahlgren ... Anna, 12 år
Annika Fehling ... Krogpiga
Aaron Girard ... Banker
Annmari Kastrup ... Teaterfolk
Efva Lilja ... Teaterfolk
Karl Nykvist ... Teaterfolk
Astrid Ott ... Fotokund
Ulla Sallert ... Woman
Anna Soeder
Rakel Vinka ... Wife
Kjell Westling ... Musician
Berndt Östman ... Newspapar Agent

Directed by
Carl-Gustav Nykvist 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Carl-Gustav Nykvist  writer
Lasse Summanen  writer

Produced by
Waldemar Bergendahl .... executive producer
Katinka Faragó .... producer
Henrik von Sydow .... executive producer
Original Music by
Håkan Möller 
Cinematography by
Ulf Brantås 
Jörgen Persson 
Film Editing by
Lasse Summanen 
Production Design by
Birgitta Brensén 
Costume Design by
Inger Pehrsson 
Makeup Department
Cecilia Drott .... makeup artist (as Cecilia Drott-Norlén)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Henrik von Sydow .... assistant director
Bengt Widell .... assistant director
Art Department
Per Cederlund .... property master
Rickard Molin .... set dresser
Sound Department
Lars Rechlin .... sound mixer
Owe Svensson .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Lars Höglund .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Börjeson .... still photographer (as Eric Börjesson)
Ted Lindahl .... electrician
Rolf Lindström .... assistant camera
Björn Strandell .... lighting technician
Bengt Widell .... grip
Location Management
Göran Lindberg .... location manager
Other crew
Anja Hede .... script supervisor
Kerstin Sundberg .... script supervisor

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Also Known As:
"Kvinnorna på taket" - Sweden (original title)
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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The plot is a mystery, 29 April 2000
Author: AKS-6 from Sweden

"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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