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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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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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A Swedish Tale
22 March 2014 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

By using a group of Sweden's best actors, Björn Runge is leading us through a film while he wants us to understand his message. As a Swede I recognize the desperation and the modern dilemmas the characters represent: upper-middle-class alienation, the exhausting pursuit of cash and middle-class trappings, paranoia and pill popping.

Björn Runge deserves credit just for keeping the multiple stories straight. He jumps around from one household furnished in Scandinavian modern to the next almost identical one. But his segues are seamless, and there's never any confusion about where you are.

This film may have been an inspiration for Ruben Östlund and his film "De ofrivilliga/Involuntary" (2008). Both are studies of human behaviour once the individual has reached a certain point in life or in a social situation. It is about social awkwardness & spinelessness, and male pride Some criticism of the welfare state Sweden can sometimes be present but above all, the movie is about resolution and to take responsibility for their life choices and actions. "If I turn around" is a reminder to listen and see each other before it's too late.

Ingela


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