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Under the Sun (1998)
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Olof lives alone on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik, who helps him in the afternoons. Once a sailor, ... See full summary »

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Olof
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Ellen Lind
Johan Widerberg ...
Erik Jonsson
Gunilla Röör ...
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Jonas Falk ...
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Linda Ulvaeus ...
Lena
Bergljót Arnadóttir ...
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Olof lives alone on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik, who helps him in the afternoons. Once a sailor, Erik brags of having known hundreds of women. Out of the blue, Olof advertises in the local paper for a young lady housekeeper, and Ellen, a middle-class city woman, arrives to take over the house and, as the summer goes on, Olof's heart and Erik's desire as well. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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25 December 1998 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Bajo el sol  »

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$5,954 (USA) (10 August 2001)

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$266,519 (USA) (18 January 2002)
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What's with the jet plane?
20 February 2004 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Under the Sun" is a bucolic, warm, charming, and sentimental story about a 40 year old Swedish farmer who hires an attractive housekeeper who tends to somewhat more than cooking and cleaning. He's illiterate with an inheritance, she's smart and pretty, and he has a young male friend who may be after both his money and the woman. A lovely bit of romantic melodrama laced with humor and rustic beauty which could steal your heart or make you gag depending on your taste. Recommended for more mature sentimentalists. (B)


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