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The Guy in the Grave Next Door (2002)

Grabben i graven bredvid (original title)
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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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

When chasing and overtaking the hauling van the lights on Benny's car are switched on. After he stopped the car and went out of it, the lights are switched off, but in the next shot of the total of the bridge, the lights of the car are switched on again. See more »

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References Kurt Olssons television (1987) See more »

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As bad as it gets
23 April 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This film is bad on so many levels. The acting is under all criticism, the camera work is ugly. The plot is stupid. We are supposed to laugh because a woman don't know how to fry meatballs. It's not funny. It's stupid. Is there an adult woman in Sweden who does not know how to fry meatballs?

The movie had more the feel of drama and some aspects of it where very disturbing.

This movie was supposed to be a feel good movie.

This movie won't make you feel good. It will make you feel bad! Avoid it! Avoid it as much as you can. This is just further proof there is no hope for Swedish cinema.


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