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Once in a Lifetime (2000)
"Livet är en schlager" (original title)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Bergström ...
Mona
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David
Thomas Hanzon ...
Bosse
Björn Kjellman ...
Johan Ulveson ...
Producer
Regina Lund ...
Sabina
Lisa Olsen ...
Kikki
Jessica Andersson ...
Carola
Amanda Rasmuson ...
Lena Ph
Sandra Kassman ...
Anna Book
Katarina Ewerlöf ...
Studio hostess
Sissela Kyle ...
Employment agency worker
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Man in the subway speaking with Mona
Ia Langhammer ...
Waitress
Jessica Zandén ...
Mother at cafeteria
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10 November 2000 (Sweden)  »

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Hånden på hjertet  »

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$1,893,840 (Sweden) (15 December 2000)
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Mona: [before going to sleep] Was it really, really bad?
Bosse: What?
Mona: You know! That thing I sang!
Bosse: No, it wasn't bad idea, not at all.
Bosse: I think, that you are OK, as you are.
Mona: What do you mean? What do you mean with that?
Bosse: That you... you... you are you, this matters the most. The people have to be what they are. So, forget it. It's worthless dreaming about things you know, that will never come true
Mona: Yeah... you're right.
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"Jingle Bells (instrumental)
Composed by James Pierpont
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Lovely Swedish film!
21 February 2003 | by (Beverly Hills, California) – See all my reviews

After having lived in Sweden for half a year, I truly appreciated this look into modern Swedish living. Schlager is to the Swedish what the ocean is to lemmings. They are all drawn to it instinctively.

A full-time nurse with three kids and an unemployed husband gets her lucky break and breaks through as a Swedish superstar.

A lot of laughs and frustration. Good acting, nice photography and above all a compelling story. 9/10.


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