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Under the Sun (1998)
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Olof lives alone on a farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik. Olof advertises for a housekeeper, and Ellen arrives. During summer Olof's heart and Erik's desires develops.

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Olof
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Erik Jonsson
Gunilla Röör ...
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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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Opening Weekend:

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

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$266,519 (USA) (18 January 2002)
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Each character is so identifiable and enjoyable
28 August 2001 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

I was lucky enough to have seen this film only a month or two ago on TV, and I loved it. Rolf Lassgård is excellent and makes you feel compassion for Olof and his situation. Erik is somewhat likeable and dislikable at the same time, and Ellen is perfect, making an attractive and layered character. This is a sweet movie, with a little uncertainty to keep you interested and hopeful. A simple story about life and love, that you'll be glad you watched.


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