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In a minor town the morose manager is primarily responsible for the bad atmosphere of a restaurant. But central for the plot are three persons: a male waiter who is never named (here called... See full summary »

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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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In a minor town the morose manager is primarily responsible for the bad atmosphere of a restaurant. But central for the plot are three persons: a male waiter who is never named (here called W), the female waiter Anna, and "the count", a self-invented nickname by a man cleaning plates. The count is skilled in making others do what he wants. Half a dozen of the personnel assist in a poorly planned and failed attempt to liberate a man whom the police move from one arrest to another. The event involves stealing a motorcycle and threatening policemen with a gun. Anna strongly tries to make contact with W. Finally it turns out that she need his help to break her sexual relation to the count, a relation that from her part is not motivated by positive feelings. W rejects her attempts. And then Anna has suddenly gone. She has got a pleasant job in another town. And then W's feelings awaken. He follows her. During one or two days really great and reciprocal love and happiness emerge. On the ... Written by Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 November 1975 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Гилиап See more »

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Budget:

SEK 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sandrews See more »
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3 Channel Stereo | Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1) (restored version)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Ewa Aulin auditioned, on the director's request, for a part in this film. However, she turned it down and still hasn't made a movie since 1973. See more »

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Referenced in Sixten (1994) See more »

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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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