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6 February 2004 (Sweden) See more »
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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  (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:

Börje Lundberg ... Waiter

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
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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192 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Edited into Pappas lilla tjockis (2005) (TV)See more »


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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Four dark shades of mastery. Sweden's "Short cuts" or "Magnolia"!, 27 November 2006
Author: ozjeppe from Åby, Sweden

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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