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A Summer Tale (2000)

Den bästa sommaren (original title)
Two kids move in with a lonely undertaker who is secretly in love with the town's school teacher.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kjell Bergqvist ...
Yngve Johansson
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Mårten
Rebecca Scheja ...
Annika
Cecilia Nilsson ...
Miss Svanström
Brasse Brännström ...
Sven
Marcus Hasselborg ...
Harald
Gachugo Makini ...
Jacques
Göran Thorell ...
Erik Olsson
Ann Petrén ...
Ljungström
Pale Olofsson ...
Head Waiter
Anna Kristina Kallin ...
Nurse
Ralph Carlsson ...
Priest
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Messenger
Johan Holmberg ...
Policeman
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The summer of '58, the year Sweden almost won the world championship in soccer over Brazil, Yngve Johansson accepts two children to live with him during the summer, as told through the eyes of a young boy. His name is Mårten, and the other child's name is Annika. She is a rough girl, with many problems. The three of them do not get along, and Yngve is a true dictator to the children's eyes. However, when the children discover that their new guardian has a crush on their teacher (Cecilia Nilsson), they do what they can to bring the two together. Soon enough, the three will discover that they have a lot more in common than they previously imagined, and together they can make their lives worth living again. This is a sweet story about life in Sweden in the mid 1900's. It is about family, love, hate, innocent friendship that we all can relate to, and much, much more. The movie invites laughter as well as tears, and the actors, both the young and the old, are very talented and the best ... Written by alla_alskar_anna

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Quotes

Yngve Johansson: Take a good look, kids! It's not every day you get to meet a real Negro!
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Referenced in The Wedding Photographer (2009) See more »

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Dream a Little Dream of Me
Written by Wilbur Schwandt, Fabian Andre and Gus Kahn
Performed by The Mamas and the Papas
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Fine film
8 October 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

"Den bästa sommaren" is a very entertaining and charming Swedish film set in rural Sweden in the 1950s. Once again Ulf Malmros has written a great script (he also wrote the script for e.g. the Swedish "cult" tv-series "Rapport till himlen"). And once again Malmros works with Kjell Bergqvist who is simply brilliant in this film. The character suits him perfectly. So, basically, what's best about this film is Bergqvist, but the movie in itself is also very entertaining and funny.


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