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House of Angels (1992)
"Änglagård" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  6 August 1993 (USA)
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A rural village is divided when an extraordinary couple move into a mansion.

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Ing-Marie Carlsson ...
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Per-Ove Ågren
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A small village in Västergötland, Sweden. Everything is turned upside-down when the local loner dies and his mansion, called House of Angels, is inherited by his unknown grand-daughter Fanny. She comes riding on a big black motorcycle with her best friend Zac, wearing black leather and spikes. The farmer Axel Flogfält had expected that he would be able to buy the mansion for a good price, but now it seems that Fanny and Zac will stay there. The village is divided into two camps, one for and one against them. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Rikard Wolff suffered a motorcycle accident at the end shooting, going down a road with Helena Bergström on the backseat. Wolff scraped his knee badly but neither he nor Bergström was seriously injured. See more »

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Quirky Swedish film is a gem
4 March 2002 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

Colin Nutley's Swedish sleeper, "House of Angels", is a real gem. Set in small town Sweden, it's about a woman who comes from the big city to claim her ancestral home, after the death of her grandfather whom she never met. The townspeople are not welcoming to this city girl. As she pieces together information about her dead mother and grandfather provided by the townspeople, she learns more about herself. The themes of forgiveness and self-knowledge are evident, but not over sentimentalized. The small-mindedness of the Swedish townspeople is captured well by Nutley; anyone who has lived in a small community will recognize some of the characters.

This is a quirky, funny and at times poignant film, crafted by an excellent director and even better actors.


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