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The Man Who Quit Smoking (1972)

Mannen som slutade röka (original title)
Young Dante Alighieri inherits 17 million from his father the sausage maker on one condition - he has to give up smoking in 14 days. But the days go on and he simply can't quit. He hires a ... See full summary »

Director:

Tage Danielsson

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Gösta Ekman ... Dante Alighieri
Grynet Molvig ... Beatrice Morris
Toivo Pawlo ... Hugo Alighieri
Holger Löwenadler ... Knut-Birger
Gunn Wållgren ... Aunt Gunhild
Olle Hilding Olle Hilding ... Sjöström, lawyer
Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt ... Detective
Pierre Lindstedt ... Detective
Marianne Stjernqvist Marianne Stjernqvist ... Mrs. Jonsson-Varin, secretary
Jan-Olof Strandberg ... Doctor
Meta Velander
Stig Torstensson Stig Torstensson ... Tramp
Ulf von Zweigbergk Ulf von Zweigbergk
Margaretha Krook ... Prostitute
Jytte Abildstrøm Jytte Abildstrøm
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Young Dante Alighieri inherits 17 million from his father the sausage maker on one condition - he has to give up smoking in 14 days. But the days go on and he simply can't quit. He hires a detective agency to physically stop him. He has an uncle, who inherits the money if Dante fails, and the uncle tries to keep him smoking. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Tage Danielssons gudomliga komedi

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Trivia

The premise of the film: Dante hiring the organization Little Secret Service to prevent him from smoking using various creative methods in order to gain a large sum of money is remarkably similar to the premise of the The Flintstones (1960) episode The Flintstones: Fred Flintstone: Before and After (1961) where Fred is given the offer of 1000 dollars if he can loose a certain amount of weight and is aided by the club Food Anonymous to prevent him from eating using various creative methods. See more »

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Ever seen a man smoke a herring?
2 August 1999 | by JangeSee all my reviews

Mannen som slutade röka (The man who stopped smoking).

This film is about the changes you go through when trying to get rid of an addiction. Ingenious Gösta Ekman, who plays Dante Alighieri, will make you laugh in ways you didn't think was possible. The film is packed with hilarious scenes. In one passage Dante is in such a bad shape his hand tries to take the initiative, and he has to fight his hand to prevent it from grabbing a package of cigarettes. The result is a totally wrecked kitchen. No matter what you think about smoking, this is 110% FUN for everyone who sees it. Unlike some other Tage Danielsson films, such as Picassos äventyr, you do not have to be Swedish to get it.

Definitely one of the ten best comedies ever!

GRADE A+


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

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Release Date:

16 December 1972 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Czlowiek, który przestal palic See more »

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