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God Willing (2006)

Om Gud vill (original title)
Immigrant Juan meets Finnish tango singer Juli in the summer of 1975 in Stockholm, and romance blooms.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nina Persson ...
Juli
Amir Chamdin ...
Juan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julia Alenius ...
Dagny
Emil Almén ...
Bachelor #3
...
Drunk man in subway
Patrik Bartosch ...
The Monoliths: Accordion, Organ
Hassan Brijany ...
Giuseppe
Janne Carlsson ...
David
Maurits Carlsson ...
Himself - The Monoliths: Drums
Claes Hartelius ...
Director, Housing Office Authority
Anders Balsam Hellström ...
Drunk man
Jan Holmberg ...
Doctor (scenes deleted)
Cecilia Häll ...
Pregnant woman
Kalle Josephson ...
Lennart
...
Mohammed
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It's the summer of 1975 and Stockholm is in the grip of a record heat wave. During daytime Juan packs fruit in the market place halls, as does his brother who he also lives with. In the evening he starts his second job as a cleaner in a fast food restaurant. His wife is coming to Stockholm in seven days time and then everything must be perfect. The lack of sleep and the oppressive heat make his loneliness more apparent. Early one morning his spot at the bus stop is occupied by a beautiful woman, Juli. After a couple of chance encounters the nightly meetings with Juli become the most important thing in Juan's life. God willing, fantasy can become reality. Written by Sonet Film

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10 February 2006 (Sweden)  »

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2.35 : 1
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The director made his cameraman Crille Forsberg wear really tight 70's LOIS jeans while filming. Apparently they were quite painful to wear. See more »

Quotes

Juli: Is everything alright?
Juan: I'm married.
Juli: It is very common.
Juan: Yes, very common.
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Soundtracks

Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
Lyrics and Music by Jack White
Performed by Nina Persson and Nathan Larson
(c) EMI Publishing Scandinavia
(p) Chamdin, Stöhr & She
Courtesy of The White Stripes
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1975
19 February 2006 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

That is the year this Swedish movie is about. The summer is very hot and an immigrant is waiting for his wife to arrive. While waiting he meets a Finnish girl and some drama occurs.

The director makes his debut here and he has much to learn and mostly about telling a story. You've seen everything many times before and so has he. Too many times. But the good thing here are the actors and especially the photo. The camera sometimes "freeze" a moment and puts more poetry in it, than it has through the narration.

This is a first try, not without talent. But the filmmakers should maybe not go to the pictures that often.


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