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Daybreak (2003)

Om jag vänder mig om (original title)
Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest ... See full summary »

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Ingvar Hirdwall ...
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Marika Lindström ...
Mona
Camilla Larsson ...
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Torsten
Angelica Olsson ...
Hanna
Hampus Penttinen ...
Peter
Johan Kvarnström ...
Jonas (as John Kvarnström)
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Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then Richard's wife learns he cheated her with Sofie. Meanwhile ugly hag Anita trades drugs to afford a taser to use on her ex Olaf and his former physiotherapist. Workaholic builder Anders is disgusted by his grieve-deranged client Knut's plan and decides to spend time on his family, not just money. Written by KGF Vissers

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Same day, different lives...

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Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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14 November 2003 (Sweden)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,350 (USA) (4 February 2005)

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$6,355 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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References The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) See more »

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Daybreak
Performed by Ebba Forsberg
Released by BAM
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incommunication, money and relentless rhythm
22 September 2007 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

Excellent film well worth seeing it. Three stories of different couples and families going through a crisis. The family environments portrayed depict various stages of incommunication: the story of the bricklayer features a couple of workdays where he neglects the common life with his woman and daughter to enlightening and corrective results, while on the opposite side, the couple that employs him has long lost the struggle of affection and relationship with their daughter to a desperate end.

The isolation atmosphere, loneliness, infidelity and lies pervade the whole plot of the film, where speaking out (sometimes violent) the untold and held back feelings seem to unravel the thing and let a beam of hope in.

The plot develops at a relentless pace, no moment to ease up or get bored.


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