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The Guy in the Grave Next Door (2002)
"Grabben i graven bredvid" (original title)

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Modern, urban librarian meets simple, traditional farmer and falls in love.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabeth Carlsson ...
Desirée Wallin (as Elisabet Carlsson)
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Benny Söderström
Annika Olsson ...
Märta
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Lilian
Rolf Degerlund ...
Bengt-Göran
Anita Heikkilä ...
Violet
Axelle Axell ...
Desirée's Mother
Lasse Pettersson ...
Desirée's Father
Sara Arnia ...
Benny's Mother
Lotta Östlin Stenshäll ...
Anita
Michael Odhag ...
Torkel (as Mikael Odhag)
Margareta Gudmundson ...
Mrs. Lundmark
Patrik Lundström ...
The Ponytail
Hackim Jakobsson ...
The Moving Man (as Hakim Jakobsson)
Staffan Hammar ...
Örjan Wallin
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Storyline

Desirée, a modern librarian with urban friends and interests is visiting her late husband's grave when she meets Benny, a simple farmer. After his mother's death Benny lives alone on the run-down farm, desperately seeking a woman to take care of him. In spite of their differences the two have the dream of finding that special someone in common, and fall passionately in love. Benny wants Desirée to move in with him and start a family as soon as possible. But being a farmer's wife is not something she is very enthusiastic about. Just presenting Benny as her boyfriend proves to be an embarrassing experience. And when she gets a tempting job offer in Stockholm she has to consider her priorities carefully. Written by Signy

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2 August 2002 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A szomszéd fiú a sírban  »

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Trivia

Desirée keeps the book upon which the movie is based in her bookshelf, in the slot to the left of the picture of Örjan. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film when Benny overtakes the hauling van with Desirée, he is doing it finally when driving to the very end of the bridge. After he stopped in front of the van, his car is just in the middle of the bridge. See more »

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References Kurt Olssons television (1987) See more »

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This film gives a feel-good factor of 10 out of 10!
7 July 2005 | by (Portsmouth, England) – See all my reviews

This Swedish film gives you a feel-good factor of the highest order. No longer think, Swedish film, therefore culturally long-winded Ingmar Bergman. This happy-go-lucky film takes you on a whirlwind tour of fun and friviolity to sadness and seriousness and back again. You will love the characters and the story lines. The pace is swift, never boring and you hope that it will never finish. Watching and listening in either Swedish or using the subtitles works very well. You will be telling yourself that, yes, it is possible to watch a Swedish film twice! I watched it seven times! It is a popular film for the members in the Swedish language group that I attend. Did you enjoy the style of Bridget Jones's Diary or Notting Hill? Then don't miss this film either. I am ready for the sequel!


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