Horsing Around (2005)
"Vinnare och förlorare" (original title)

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A single father is more occupied with his race horse than his daughter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Gustavsson ...
Märta Ferm ...
Mona Malm ...
Fredrik's mom
Daniela Svensson ...
Björn Bengtsson ...
Peter Viitanen ...
Roger Storm ...
Magda's teacher
Bengt Schött ...
Old man at the bingo hall
Magnus Härenstam ...
Hans G. Lindskog ...
Sven Melander ...
Stig H. Johansson ...


Fredrik, the single father of Magda, is too occupied with his race horse Kisa to see that his daughter has problems in school. But one day Magda brings home a new friend, Helena, caller at the local bingo hall. Fredrik is soon smitten by the frank and outspoken 29-year-old. Helena and a self-confident Magda help Fredrik to see why his horse never wins the races. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Release Date:

28 January 2005 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Elämä on i-ha-haa  »

Box Office


€2,600,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Daniel Gustavsson went a week on a trotter school to learn the basic of handling a horse. See more »

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Plot only mildly interesting
7 August 2005 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I wasn't very impressed with the plot about a distracted jockey who tries to have his race horse win the races. It was more interesting to learn about Magda (played terrifically by Märta Ferm), her problems at school and how she gets a new friend, Helena the bingo caller.

It is a bit surprising to see Daniel Gustavsson as a 30-something single father and I'm not quite sure that he comes off really well. Didn't he play teenage sons only a couple of years ago?

The film's star is instead Frida Hallgren who seem to appear in film after film with increasing ability, although she doesn't cry or have a fit in this particular movie. Maybe it was wise that the plot didn't get into deep about a possible romance between Fredrik and Helena and the subplot about Helena's vegetarian dog sitter could have been scrapped altogether.

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