Swedish Beauty (2000)
"Dubbel-8" (original title)

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Summer of 1964. Nothing happens in the little rural village, but suddenly somebody gets off the bus...


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Cast overview:
Francisco Jacob ...
Anders Åhlin
Viktor Källander ...
Börje Olsson
Jenny Ulving ...
Sofia Sjöberg
Nadine Kirschon ...
Mats Helin ...
Billy Pärsson
Petter Billengren ...
Peter Schildt ...
Christer Fjällström ...
Anders' mother
Johanna Sällström ...
Michel Riddez ...


The year is 1964 and it's summer in a little rural village in Dalarna, Sweden. The two friends Anders and Börje rides around with their mopeds, waiting for something to happen. Then suddenly from out of nowhere a girl gets off the bus in a short yellow skirt. It's Sofia - a plain copy of Brigitte Bardot. It's like if Anders and Börje have been blinded by the sun. They're both obssessed by sex and slowly starts to figure out how to see Sofia naked. Soon they get a brilliant idea... Why not make a movie and let Sofia have the leading role. Everything doesn't fall right into place, but this is the beginning of a summer with incidents and secrets that the boys even in their wildest dreams never could have believed. Written by Markus Elfström

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Det är sommaren då allting händer




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Release Date:

3 November 2000 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A svéd szépség  »

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$25,113 (Sweden) (10 November 2000)

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10 February 2003 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

No, this isn't THE next big swedish movie. If you are looking for something like Lasse Hallström's "My life as a dog", you better keep looking. The script is poor, the characters are heavily undeveloped and the cinematography is full of clichés. This movie gets a 3/10 only because of Esa Vuorinen's photo (superb) and Nadine Kirschon's debut as the young sister.

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