Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso show talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is ...
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A group of party goers have trouble getting their boat ashore on a small island. The inhabitants of the island try to help, often with the help of an old sailor, and the results are absurd and hilarious.
A German business man, Volkswagner, comes to Österlen in the south of Sweden to build Deutschneyland, a gigantic amusement park for German tourists. The local councilors and the member of ... See full summary »
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 »
This musical tragicomedy starring Max von Sydow as The Father, the patriarch of a seemingly nameless family. A factory owner whose workers transform eggs into specialized tools for ... See full summary »
Max von Sydow,
The Backlund family is going on a caravanning holiday. According to the father Gösta it is the best way to see Sweden. The son Johan does not want to do anything but bathing and the ... See full summary »
Gunnar 'Knas' Lindkvist
An eccentric millionaire dies at a manor in Dalarna in Sweden, leaving behind three sons and a mistress. One of four parallel stories about parents and children. Four sides of Sweden. Four shades of brown.
Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso show talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is discovered by a rich American millionaire and starts to earn money. But he wastes his talent by painting plates. He meets the famous people of the 1920s: Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Appolinaire, Hitler and Churchill.Written by
Madrid, Paris and New York are in fact all shot on the same street in the small town of Tomelilla in the Swedish province of Skåne. Most of the picture is actually shot in and around Tomelilla. See more »
During the doctors visit after Don Jose death and rigor mortis, the corpse blinks during the doctors efforts to straighten the body out.
(this may be explained however, in that it turns out Don Jose was only in suspended animation, and everyone thought he was dead). See more »
This rotten french bastard has tried to rape our pure, virgin american people with his dirty fucking pictures.
["translates" into Swedish]
This unpleasent french gentleman has tried to seduce the nice american people with his unpleasent french paintings.
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Scenes making fun of Prohibition and the electric chair were deleted in the US version, making it eleven minutes shorter than the Swedish original. The filmmakers were not informed. See more »
This has got to be one of the most international movies ever made - there is no dialog! Any country can dub the narrative on top with no difficulty. And all that is muttered in this fantastic movie is already translated into whatever tongue be local to the moviegoers - it has dialog like 'Pablo! Pablo!' and 'Mamma! Mamma!' and 'Hauptbanhof! Nichts! Raus!' and stuff like that. It's a riot. Does it make any sense? Does it have a message? Who cares! This is Hasse & Tage at their best - and Hasse & Tage are already the best.
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