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Under the Sun (1998)
"Under solen" (original title)

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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
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Erik Jonsson
Gunilla Röör ...
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Jonas Falk ...
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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)

Gross:

$266,519 (USA) (18 January 2002)
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A beautiful film, both visually and in story ... stunning
31 October 2001 | by (Seattle, Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

We loved this film. In a time of fast action, surprise, and worst-case scenarios, this is a human drama about living, love, relationship, and truth. The cinematography is stunning. Warm, golden hues of a Swedish summer ... and a reminder of life outside of our current era of technology and speed.

A story of two people falling in love for who they are ... not titles. Many visual and cinematographic metaphors and allusions.

A beautiful and touching film.


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