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Eat Sleep Die (2012)

Äta sova dö (original title)
A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nermina Lukac ...
Rasa
Milan Dragisic ...
Pappan
Jonathan Lampinen ...
Nicki
Peter Fält ...
Peter
Ruzica Pichler ...
Rosi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nils Addo ...
Förolämpad bilförare
Britt Ahlberg ...
Fackrepresentant solveig
Mikael Andersson ...
Göteborgare 1
Bujar Bala ...
Pappans arbetskompis
Elin Berg ...
Elin
Urban Berggren ...
Butikschef
Julia Biserka Kovacevic ...
Fabriksarbetare
Per Blomberg ...
Fackrepresentant
Kent Dahl ...
Livsmedelshandlare
Ronald Dordevic ...
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A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies.

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5 October 2012 (Sweden)  »

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Eat Sleep Die  »

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SEK 11,700,000 (estimated)
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Official submission of Sweden to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

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The film Äta Sova Dö, must be seen!
4 March 2013 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The film is set in a small village in the south of Sweden, but could as well be taken place in any of the many depopulated villages in the North.

This flick is a small masterpiece with multiple layers and a great thorn in the eye for the hypocritical authority-Sweden! Because this is not the social realistic Sweden that we are used to see. Here we meet a Sweden so ugly, so neglected and so heartbreaking real that the only consolation for the villagers is a forced community in the local pizzeria.

The main character Ràca is played with divine passion by the yet unknown Nermina Lucac. And even though most of the actors in this film are unknown, their performances are more realistic than most I have seen in any Hollywood blockbuster. Maybe we could call it a Swedish "Winter's bone" but still it would be to compare American country music to Swedish "dansbandsmusik".

Gabriella Pilcher has with great accuracy and skill given birth to the characters and the surroundings of the small sleeping village and has created a human mosaic that forces all prejudices to burst. The film can actually be seen by both anti-racists as well as racists…!

But above all, Äta Sova Dö is a unique portrait of a female character. Never has a film portrayed a woman like that, a girl with no frills and no feminine adornments. She is just what she is: a rustic, down-to-earth girl from Montenegro with big heart and a guts that will crush every other unrealistic female roll that we have seen on film before.

See the film…. It's an order!


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