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

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Mona Bergström is a sweet euro-vision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish euro-vision pop stars. Her ... See full summary »

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Mona
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David
Thomas Hanzon ...
Bosse
Björn Kjellman ...
Johan Ulveson ...
Producer
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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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Mona Bergström is a sweet euro-vision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish euro-vision pop stars. Her brother is a cross-dressing guy self-titled "Candy Darling". Mona works on a retirement home for disabled people, where she is responsible for taking care of a young man named David who suffers a movement restricting disease forcing him into a wheelchair. Davids parents has abandoned him as they wanted a normal child. Mona holds a big place in Davids heart, and vice versa. Davids goal is to get his parents to come and visit him, and he wants to show them that he is a great person, despite his handicap. Therefore he works with music on his computer, and his goal is to create a song, send it to "The Cardigans", a famous Swedish band and have them play the song and credit him, hoping his parents would spot it and want to visit him. Written by Opera_of_Death

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10 November 2000 (Sweden)  »

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$1,893,840 (Sweden) (15 December 2000)
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Sabina: [on the show] You probabbly don't know who I am.
Mona: Of course I know we've been talking...
Sabina: Whatever. I'm Sabina
[audience claps]
Sabina: I'm making a comeback
[audience claps louder]
Sabina: And you don't honestly think that some old fool is gonna come up against me?!
[audience is shocked]
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A warm and fragile down to earth comedy, that you can't help but love.
8 September 2002 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Mona Bergström is a sweet eurovision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish eurovision popstars. Her brother is a crossdressing guy selftitled "Candy Darling". Mona works on a retirement home for disabled people, where she is responsible for taking care of a young man named David who suffers a movement restricting disease forcing him into a wheelchair. Davids parents has abandoned him as they wanted a normal child. Mona holds a big place in Davids heart, and vica versa. Davids goal is to get his parents to come and visit him, and he wants to show them that he is a great person, despite his handicap. Therefore he works with music on his computer, and his goal is to create a song, send it to "The Cardigans", a famous Swedish band and have them play the song and credit him, hoping his parents would spot it and want to visit him. One day when Mona is seeing David, she listens to one of Davids songs. Surprised by the great melody, she *steals* a copy and brings it home, where she writes lyrics for it. Being satisfied with the result, she records her voice along with the song and send it to "Melodi Festivalen", the Swedish preliminaries for Eurovision Song Contest, hoping she could archieve the fame she had dreamed about many times. Weeks later she gets a call from Swedish television, saying her song has been approved and she will be one of the 10 performers in the Swedish eurovision preliminaries...

I'm not spoiling anymore here.... view this movie - you have my best recommendation to do so. :)


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