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Like It Never Was Before (1995)

Pensionat Oskar (original title)
The Runeberg family is an ordinary middle class family, with a house in a suburb, a car and three children. By vacationing in a rented house by the sea, the hope is that the tension and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loa Falkman ...
Rune Runeberg
Stina Ekblad ...
Gunnel Runeberg
Simon Norrthon ...
Petrus
Philip Zandén ...
superintendent
Sif Ruud ...
Evelyn
Ghita Nørby ...
Hjördis
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strange man
Ulla Skoog ...
beach tennis woman
Per Sandberg ...
beach tennis man
Anna-Lena Hemström ...
Mona
Claire Wikholm ...
Britt Dagerman
Per Eggers ...
Bertil Dagerman
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Harry
Bengt Blomgren ...
Runeberg's boss
Kalle Eriksson ...
Viktor Runeberg
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The Runeberg family is an ordinary middle class family, with a house in a suburb, a car and three children. By vacationing in a rented house by the sea, the hope is that the tension and anxiety between Rune and Gunnel will disappear. However, instead of spending time with his family, Rune finds himself attracted to a young man, Petrus. Whatever happens next, Rune realizes, it will be like it never was before. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Kärlek och magi. Frihet och vansinne.

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3 March 1995 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 13,000,000 (estimated)
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VAD JAG SÖKTE, VAD JAG FANN
Music by Johan Söderqvist
Lyrics by Jonas Gardell
Performed by Per Westerlund (guitar)
Sung by Claes Janson
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Keeping up appearances
26 July 2001 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Well-directed and with marvelous acting, this is a film that may initially seem to be your average comedy only touching on the surface, but that eventually becomes a profound questioning of the values of the "normal life". Loa Falkman is great as Runeberg, a man whose life is slowly coming apart, although he tries to keep up the appearance in front of his family. As he is tempted by the forbidden (having an affair with a young man), he has to come to terms with what he really wants with his life. Ultimately this film asks the question: Am I really happy with myself just because everything seems fine?


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