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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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References The Walt Disney Christmas Show (1951) See more »

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Lovecity
Written by Jesper Winge Leisner
Performed by Jean-Pierre Barda
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Great comedy
6 January 2002 | by (Berkshire, England) – See all my reviews

This is a feelgood comedy about ordinary people living extraordinary lives. It centres around a woman who is living her lifelong ambition and how it affects her and those who are close to her. Some parts can be seen as sickly sweet, but there are several dark undertones about how certain "different" people are perceived and treated in society today. Definitely worth watching.


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