Young woman with a dead-end job and no apartment moves in with a slacker and his friends.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Wähä ...
Maja
Paulina Hawliczek ...
Pauline
Mikael Wranell ...
Jonny
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Mattias
Gustav Deinoff ...
Anders
Jonatan Rodriguez ...
Ramiro, friend of Mattias'
Per Burell ...
Niklas Gustavsson
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Stefan
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Olle, Maja's boyfriend
Georgi Staykov ...
Pauline's father
Malgorzata Pieczynska ...
Pauline's mother
Andrea Macchiavelli ...
Ramiro's mother
César Sarachu ...
Ramiro's father (as Cesar Sarachu)
Tobias Kronqvist ...
Jacob, Maja's boss
Andreas Svensson ...
Man from 'Nytt Sverige'
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When Maja's boyfriend travels to India for a couple of months, she is left with no place to stay. She becomes a lodger of Mattias, a young unemployed man with a group of slacker friends and a 'cease the day' attitude to life. At first terrified by their irresponsibility, she is soon attracted to Mattias. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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The Babylon Disease
14 September 2004 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

'Babylonsjukan' (The Babylon Disease) is a film about 20 something Maja who is an average middle class girl in Stockholm. Her boyfriend Olle is, like many neo-hippie-wannabes before him, leaving for India for six weeks and Maja has nowhere to live. Olle helps her move in with his friend Mattias, where she's given the kitchen as her bedroom and from there the story takes off.

The plot develops and while humor is a large ingredient there's a refreshing credibility (repeat after me Hollywood- creedibiiility) to it and any Western-European under 40 can easily relate to the issues of the film. It has some more intense moments as well and is given a twist by referring to the riots at the EU top meeting in Gothenburg in June, 2001. The actors are all unestablished but for enthusiasts of new Swedish film the guy who plays Olle can be seen in the Academy Award nominated film 'Ondskan' (Evil). All in all it's a sweet film anchored in every-day very early 21th century Stockholm.


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