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"Giliap" (1975)

A man arrives in a Swedish port city to work as a waiter at the Hotel Busarewski. The man befriends two co-workers: the talkative Gustav "The Count" Svensson and the beautiful waitress Anna... See full summary »

Director:

Roy Andersson

Writer:

Roy Andersson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thommy Berggren ... Giliap
Mona Seilitz ... Anna
Willie Andréason ... Gustav Svensson, "Greven"
Lars-Levi Læstadius Lars-Levi Læstadius ... Kreip (as Lars-Levi Laestadius)
Henry Olhans Henry Olhans ... The Vulture, "Gamen"
Rainer Mieth Rainer Mieth ... Fat Chef
Pernilla August ... Girl at Summer Hotel (as Pernilla Wallgren)
Arne Leif Nielsen Arne Leif Nielsen ... Simonsson
Julie Bernby Julie Bernby ... Singer
Carl-Åke Bergman Carl-Åke Bergman ... Gorilla
Sven Sparr Sven Sparr ... Old Man
Ewa Wiberg Ewa Wiberg ... Sara
Harry Karlström Harry Karlström ... Strid, Waiter
Irma Attermark Irma Attermark ... Cashier
Lars Lennartsson Lars Lennartsson ... Bartender
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Storyline

A man arrives in a Swedish port city to work as a waiter at the Hotel Busarewski. The man befriends two co-workers: the talkative Gustav "The Count" Svensson and the beautiful waitress Anna. Anna says that she is only there working temporarily, just like the man himself, and that she will soon move on to work at a seaside hotel. The Count, who is skilled in making others do what he wants, reveals to the man a plan he has that would bring them both lots of money and convinces him to assist in a poorly planned and failed attempt to free a friend of The Count who is in jail. Written by Bernardo74

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Crime | Drama

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The film was razed to the ground by most Swedish critics when released in 1975, and Roy Andersson would not be doing another full-length movie for twenty-five years. Over time though, it has become a cult film and easier to appreciate. See more »

Connections

Featured in Minns Ni? (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Nu går vi hem till mig
Music by Björn Isfält
Lyrics by Roy Andersson
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The reason it took twenty years before we got to see another movie from Roy Andersson.
15 August 2000 | by rankenSee all my reviews

The first thing that strikes you after watching this movie, is that you've wasted two hours of your precious time. This is because the plot is extremely slowly paced: I usually don't mind watching pictures where there's not a lot of action, but then I want content! There also seems to be no connection between the ending and the rest of the movie, something which ought to disturb most viewers. Taking all this into consideration, there's really no wonder that the revenues from this movie only covered about 1/20 of the budget!


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 November 1975 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Giliap See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK4,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Sandrews See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored)

Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo | Dolby Digital (5.1) (restored version)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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