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Release Date:
6 February 2004 (Sweden) See more »
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Staggering Swedes See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Robert Gustafsson ... Christer / Johan
Maria Kulle ... Anna
Karl Linnertorp ... Morgan
Jonas Inde ... Ray / Tony

Johan Rheborg ... 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)
Ulf Brunnberg ... Olle

Sofia Helin ... Jenny
Anna Ulrika Ericsson ... Helen

Tanja Lorentzon ... Olle's Wife (as Tanja Svedjeström)
Sofia Wärngård Lang ... Jennys kollega
Magnus Mark ... Bankmannen
Anders Johannisson ... Kenneth
Oskar Thunberg ... Mikael
Elisabeth Carlsson ... Johanna (as Elisabet Carlsson)
Conny Linnteg ... Sören
Åsa Wideen ... Turid
Sofia Rönnegård ... Stina
Jan-Erik Emretsson ... Konferenciern
Kiran Ahuja ... Fröken Bosse
Henry Castenland ... Tarmo Mägi
Peter Carlsson ... Sörens röst (voice)
Tommy Allholm
Alice Isakson
Embla Hjulström
Amanda Majetic
Angela Widgren ... Elin
Nils Divert
Lotta Ivert ... Johans fru
Fred Lindberg
Thomas Rasmussen
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tomas Alfredson ... Man på SSK Syd (uncredited)
Andres Lokko ... (uncredited)
Martin Luuk ... Keiku (uncredited)

Directed by
Tomas Alfredson 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tomas Alfredson 
Robert Gustafsson 
Jonas Inde 
Andres Lokko 
Martin Luuk 
Johan Rheborg 
Henrik Schyffert 

Produced by
Caisa Westling .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Leif Benjour 
 
Film Editing by
Louise Brattberg 
 
Casting by
Sara Törnkvist 
 
Production Design by
Eva Norén 
 
Costume Design by
Kicki Ilander 
 
Makeup Department
Agneta Krigh-Tennemo .... makeup artist (as Agneta Krigh)
Horst Stadlinger .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Gunnel Blomqvist .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lena Kempe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Henrik Andersson .... property master
Vesa Husso .... painter
Anders Lindblad .... painter
Josef Norén .... graphic artist
Narongsak Polsiri .... painter
Barbro Selander .... set dresser
Jan Sjökvist .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Per Boström .... sound mixer
Christian Christensen .... sound editor
Anders Degerberg .... foley recordist
Peter Eklund .... dubbing editor
Tomas Krantz .... sound editor
Michael Lechner .... dubbing editor
Erik Näsman .... sound
Ulf Olausson .... foley artist
 
Visual Effects by
Mats Holmgren .... digital colourist
John Thorstensson .... visual effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tobias Andersson .... grip
Anders Bergkvist .... first assistant camera
Stellan Herner .... still photographer
Ulf Lyrenäs .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Helvi Treffner .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Jesper Svedin .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Lena Hansson .... film consultant: Swedish Film Institute (as Lena Hansson-Varhegyi)
Peter Kimay .... location scout
Ann-Mari Langer .... accountant
Mats Schmidt .... location manager
Karin Sällberg .... assistant location manager
Åsa Twengström .... script girl
Ann-Christine Wickberg Arnberg .... accountant (as Ann-Christine Wickberg)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fyra nyanser av brunt" - Sweden (original title)
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Runtime:
192 min
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References The Sting (1973)See more »

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33 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Staggering Swedes, 15 September 2005
Author: david-1604 from United Kingdom

A Swedish friend of mine sent me a DVD of this earlier this year; it has yet to arrive in Britain in any form and it seems to be impossible to order the DVD over the web. In the absence of circulating copies, I have simply been boring anyone who will listen about this amazing film.

'Four Shades of Brown' was funded by Swedish state TV, and written, performed and directed by the Killinggagets group who are well known in Sweden as a comedy troupe. The film is a collection of stories about contemporary Swedish life: the family of a dead horse trainer gather to mourn his passing, an elderly couple on tour with their magic act visit their uptight son in his coastal hotel and pick up an admirer en route, a man tries to connect with his teenage son by showing him the work he does at the pet crematorium, and a weekly 'cookery class' has turned into an encounter group where lost souls discuss their troubled lives. A couple of the strands interconnect: and some people have drawn comparisons with 'Magnolia', but frankly this film is far more original. It manages to be incredibly funny, yet in the end it addresses some very serious issues head-on. This is the most controversial aspect of the film, and on paper it might seem tasteless and impossible to bring off, but it works brilliantly and that on its own is an incredible achievement. This film is quite unique and easily the most astonishing drama to have emerged from a major TV network since the original BBC version of Dennis Potter's 'The Singing Detective' in 1986 (although in some ways it also reminds me of the dark, dark satire of British comedian Chris Morris). It's brave and wonderful and a shining example of what an enlightened state broadcasting system can achieve: Sveriges TV puts the 21st Century BBC to shame.

I visited Stockholm last month and bought several copies of the DVD for friends: but it would be so much easier if some enterprising company gave the DVD a UK release soon. I live in hope.

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