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Patrik, Age 1.5 -- A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is a 15-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent.


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Michael Druker (play)
Ella Lemhagen (writer)
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Release Date:
12 September 2008 (Sweden) See more »
No family could be happier! See more »
A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is an 18-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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A beautifully crafted film. Emotional and heartfelt without being sappy See more (29 total) »


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Gustaf Skarsgård ... Göran Skoogh

Torkel Petersson ... Sven Skoogh

Tom Ljungman ... Patrik Eriksson
Amanda Davin ... Isabell

Annika Hallin ... Eva

Jacob Ericksson ... Lennart Ljung
Anette Sevreus ... Louise Ljung
Mats Blomgren ... Jan Åström
Malin Cederblad ... Monika Åström (as Malin Cederbladh)
Antti Reini ... Tommy Karlsson
Mirja Burlin ... Carina Karlsson
Vilde Helmerson ... Lillebror Karlsson
Patrik Rydmark ... Storebror Karlsson / Big Brother
Anders Lönnbro ... Urban Adler
Anna Wallander ... Sister Irja
Åsa-Lena Hjelm ... Vivianne
Marie Delleskog ... Britt-Marie Svensson
Johan Kylén ... Socialchef
Kristian Lima de Faria ... Socialassistent (as Kristian Lima De Faria)
Karin de Frumerie ... Receptionist
Robin Stegmar ... Polis / Policeman Brent

Richard Ulfsäter ... Sven's Collegue
Britta Andersson ... Servitris / Waitress

Directed by
Ella Lemhagen 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Druker  play
Ella Lemhagen  writer

Produced by
Mathias Berggren .... executive producer
Lars Blomgren .... executive producer
Gunnar Carlsson .... executive producer
Ann Collenberg .... line producer
Tomas Eskilsson .... executive producer
Tomas Michaelsson .... producer
Peter Possne .... executive producer
Original Music by
Fredrik Emilson 
Cinematography by
Marek Wieser  (as Marek Septimus Wieser)
Film Editing by
Thomas Lagerman 
Casting by
Niklas Ohlsson 
Production Design by
Lene Willumsen 
Costume Design by
Angelica Tibblin Chen 
Makeup Department
Ulrika Sjöö .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patric Hjelm .... first assistant director
Art Department
Mikael Back .... carpenter
Karin Gry .... props
Rickard Grönvall .... painter
Sofie Kinngard .... painter
Jörgen Lönnquist .... assistant prop man
Emma Madsen .... prop man
Petra Valen .... stand-by propman
Frank Zandhoff .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Henric Andersson .... sound technician
Jonas Jansson .... sound editor
Stefan Larsson .... sound technician
Lucas Nilsson .... foley artist
Per Nyström .... supervising sound editor
Jan Sjölund .... sound technician
Per Sundström .... re-recording mixer
Per Sundström .... sound
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Olle Asplund .... second assistant camera
Björn Becker .... gaffer
Fredrik Gard .... electrical assistant
Pontus Hellberg .... electrician
Ronald Holmberg .... grip
Stefan Jonsson .... electrical assistant
Per-Anders Jörgensen .... still photographer
Susanna Karacsony .... lighting technician
Flemming Laybourn .... Steadicam operator
Misio Mokrosinski .... first assistant camera
Marek Wieser .... photographer
Casting Department
Susanna Sjöblom .... extras casting
Maggie Widstrand .... casting: children
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sigge Avander .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Ola Bäccman .... digital intermediate colorist
Linda Dalin .... post-production coordinator
Thomas Lee .... assistant editor
Per Legelius .... on-line editor
Sten Lindberg .... color timer
Location Management
Lukas Urwitz .... location manager
Music Department
Markus Bergkvist .... music supervisor
Max Linder .... composer: additional music
Max Linder .... music producer: song
Other crew
Lotta Axing .... production staff
Helene Nielsen Beal .... director of distribution
Christina Braun .... script supervisor
Anders Claesson .... production coordinator
Linda Eklund .... production accountant
Peter Gustafsson .... film consultant
Alexander Hylander .... runner
Oskar Johansson .... production assistant
Martina Pettersson .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"Patrik 1,5" - Sweden (original title)
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Rated R for some language and brief sexual content (original R rating surrendered)
103 min | Canada:100 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Finland:K-7 | Sweden:Btl | Taiwan:PG-12 | UK:15 | USA:Unrated (certificate #45432) (original R rating surrendered)

Did You Know?

The first night Patrik stays in the house, he sneaks out of his locked room, and looks around the house. After playing Foosball, he picks up a book of drawings. The book is about the works of an iconic gay artist Touko Laaksonen, better known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland (8 May 1920 - 7 November 1991). Laaksonen was a Finnish artist most noted for his stylized all male erotic and fetish art and his influence on gay culture from the 1970s until the present. Many people believe that he was the most important creator of gay male erotic and semi-erotic art.See more »
Continuity: At 40:15 the kids leave the skate pipe, and the left skateboard is standing on its wheels. - When Patrik reaches the scene, the skateboard suddenly lies on its back.See more »
Patrik Eriksson:There's something about me that triggers bad things.
Göran Skoogh:Patrik...
Patrik Eriksson:It's true! It's been that way since Ma died right in front of me.
Göran Skoogh:[incredulously] Were you there when she died?
Patrik Eriksson:Me and the dog, they say. She had set out juice and crackers, and then she died. She'd been dead for 24 hours by the time they found us. We ate up all the crackers. Good thing she put out those crackers. They put the dog down, you know. Nobody to take care of it. Nobody to take care of me, either, but they couldn't very well kill me, even if they wanted to.
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Movie Connections:
References Blue Velvet (1986)See more »
Love Me Like You Used ToSee more »


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30 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
A beautifully crafted film. Emotional and heartfelt without being sappy, 7 August 2010
Author: sinnerofcinema from United States

This is one of those rare occurrences when you attend a cinematic experience that takes you through an array of emotions. And if the main couple weren't gay, you'd never know the difference by the heartaches, trials are tribulations they must endure. You are most likely to see this as just another couple struggling to adopt. However, in this case, this couple is launched into a whirlwind of surprises as they happily prepare to receive their newly adopted son. Things don't turn out quite right, and the story takes off from there. I must comment on the craftsmanship of the film because it seems like there was a lot of love and emotion put into it. The actors, the writing, the direction, the look, everything of about this film is so well done that it wallows in a very nostalgic mood where as an audience member you hope matters get resolved to the benefit of the main characters. Enjoy the ride for you will find it quite a delightful experience. Folks from all ages and walks of life can watch, learn and appreciate the beauty and contradicting curve-balls and pitfalls life throws at you. All generations can take something from this film that personally applies to a life experience. An exquisitely beautiful film not to be missed.

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