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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:
A masterpiece about life 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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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
A masterpiece about life, 30 January 2005
Author: Tord S Eriksson from Gothenburg, Sweden

Never, ever, have I been as impressed by a film as this little piece about four groups of people, that faces a crisis, or many. In some ways a little like Short Cuts, but totally different, at the same time.

There are a heap of lead characters, whom we all learn to know very well as their stories unfold, and they are, as persons show their good and their bad sides, their weaknesses and their strengths, with lots of drama and laughter.

The closest equivalent in a US movie, I can think of, which then is far weaker in every respect, is the Royal Tenenbaums.

Four Shades of Brown, as the title would be in English, tells the story about a stressed out hotelier and his wife, and his elderly parents (who are traveling magicians); about the receptionist at an animal crematory and his family misadventures; about the members of a cooking course (who mostly talk about their sorry lives) and fourthly about the funeral for a womanizing trotter jockey, who tries to continue orchestrating the family from beyond the grave, by singing and appearing in 3D during the funeral, thanks to high tech equipment that has cost his entire fortune (the family gets nil, not even the famous horse is given to the family)!

There is a warmth and compassion in this film, that is filled with grief and laughter, that I've never experienced before.

Most actors were new to me, except Robert Gustafsson and one or two more, but they all deserve the big slam the film took at the Swedish Guldbagge extravaganza (= the Swedish "Oscar" Awards) a week ago!

Male, female and male supporting actor prizes went to this film, plus a few more, to boot!

If you have the chance, go and see it - the hours float by very quickly!

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