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6 February 2004 (Sweden) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 6 nominations See more »
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Dark comedy with serious content commenting on today's Swedish society 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)
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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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Edited into Min sista vilja (2005) (TV)See more »

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Dark comedy with serious content commenting on today's Swedish society, 21 July 2014
Author: OJT from Norway

This is one of the two best recent Swedish films I've seen, and not surprisingly it's Tomas Alfredson which is the director. It's a funny film to watch, but there's a serious undertone here. The film is made by a group of Swedish comedians which are called "Killinggänget", and many of them are at least well know over most of Scandinavia. Some of them occurs in several roles in the four stories.

Some might be offended by the humor which is about very serious matters and even about very touchy subjects, making it even more funny in my opinion.

"Four shades of brown" tells four stories with the three hours the film last, and they are all somewhat connected in the title. In all four of the stories which are taking place in four opposite sides of this rather geographically large country, we see different relations between parents and kids, and the problems with these family relations, and the result of this.

The synopsis of the four stories are, in short, all leading to disasters:

1. A crematory-worker wants to show his line of work to his misguided and troubled son, because he feels forced to do so, something which he should never have done.

2. A magician couple comes to visit their son, which tries to step out of his own class after buying a up-class beach hotel. They are bringing a third wheel on the wagon, a Danish free spirited man, picked up by the wife, because she is sick and tired of her boring husband. It leads to disaster.

3. A free spirited horse trainer, which was abused as child, has become a worshiper of Buddha, and has never cared much for his three sons, dies, and cheats them from heritage.

4. A therapy group gathers several times and are being sincere about their problems, which include relations and dealing with the truth.

These four stories are in way from everyday Sweden, and they are all good enough to be film by themselves. They are all taken out on the edge, but with a darker meaning behind it all. The film poster are simply the Swedish flag painted in four shades of brown around the yellow cross. I am not the one to reveal what it's all about, but the title might refer to the Swedish plague of neo-Nazism and right extremism which has risen for the last decades. Is this film trying to give an input into that discussion? Are the fathers all ruining their kids?

A demanding film in many ways. Long, four stories which has a connection and difficult matters. The film resembles the brilliant "In order of disappearance", which is equally dark and funny, and also have a serious comment lying behind the story. Equally recommended, and a tad easier to watch as pure entertainment with it's single story and two running hours.

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