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Daybreak (2003)
"Om jag vänder mig om" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Ingvar Hirdwall ...
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Marika Lindström ...
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Camilla Larsson ...
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Peter Lorentzon ...
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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Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »
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14 November 2003 (Sweden)  »

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

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$6,355 (USA) (11 February 2005)
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feels like stageplay
18 April 2004 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This one fell short of my expectations. I had seen the trailer with that GREAT moody song, and the trailer had a great dynamic and a sort of compelling sadness. After seeing the film, I must say that the song, which is featured several times throughout, is the film's strongest asset, unfortunately.

The whole film has a stageplay feel, reminding me of plays by fellow Swede, Lars Norén. The three stories don't gel that well, the set-up takes a really long time and the stories feel very contrived. One of the stories have an OTT satirical feel, without really being funny. Actually all the situations are OTT and stageplay-like unreal. The theme about mid-life crisis and priorities in life didn't appeal that much to me, maybe I'm just too young. For me the conclusions are banal (spend more time with your family, for example)

The film is rather bleak throughout, but uplifting, and full of dysfunctional family units. And a lot of screaming and yelling.

Still, interesting. But not a must-see.


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