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Fyra nyanser av brunt (2004)

An eccentric millionaire dies at a manor in Dalarna in Sweden, leaving behind three sons and a mistress. One of four parallel stories about parents and children. Four sides of Sweden. Four shades of brown.

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Christer / Johan
Maria Kulle ...
Anna
Karl Linnertorp ...
Morgan
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Ray / Tony
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Kjell Levrén / Ernst
Karin Holmberg ...
Arbetsterapeuten (as Karin 'Kickan' Holmberg)
Viktor Friberg ...
Jan
Eva Ekengren ...
Mådan
Tore Persson ...
Morgan's Teacher
Henrik Schyffert ...
Richard
Anna Björk ...
Tove
Iwar Wiklander ...
Jan-Erik
Karin Ekström ...
Smulan
Finn Nielsen ...
Perikles
Fyr Thorvald Strömberg ...
Keskinen (as Fyr Torvald)
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An eccentric millionaire dies at a manor in Dalarna in Sweden, leaving behind three sons and a mistress. One of four parallel stories about parents and children. Four sides of Sweden. Four shades of brown.

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Four dark shades of mastery. Sweden's "Short cuts" or "Magnolia"!
27 November 2006 | by (Åby, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I didn't know what to expect from this hugely popular (and hilarious) Swedish comedy & satire team, as they released their first feature film. More broad satire? Well, we do get four contemporary, exceptionally memorable tales of family pains, generation gaps and fatherhood, in particular. But it's drama, thankfully, and what drama! Epic in its scope, as each episode is from carefully picked, geographically different parts of Sweden. But each story could seriously carry a whole movie, if expanded separately.

It's dark, twisted, harrowing, yet massively entertaining and breathtakingly executed. Script, acting and cinematography are absolute world class, as three hours seem to get by in a blink! It's four shades of mastery, and easily one of the best films in the nations' cinema history. It's Sweden's answer to "Short cuts" or "Magnolia", if you like, and instantly on par with those!

9 out of 10 from Ozjeppe


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