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A Respectable Life (1979)

Ett anständigt liv (original title)
About a couple of friends in Stockholms drug world.

Director:

Stefan Jarl

Writer:

Stefan Jarl
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kenneth 'Kenta' Gustafsson Kenneth 'Kenta' Gustafsson
Gustav 'Stoffe' Svensson Gustav 'Stoffe' Svensson
Eva Blondin Eva Blondin
Patric Gustafsson Patric Gustafsson
Majken Gustafsson Majken Gustafsson
Lena Löfgren Lena Löfgren ... (as Lena Lövgren)
Jan Löfgren Jan Löfgren ... (as Jan Lövgren)
Elisabeth 'Bettan' Backe Elisabeth 'Bettan' Backe
Kenneth 'Kenta' Bergqvist Kenneth 'Kenta' Bergqvist
Sven-Åke 'Skåning' Dyhlen Sven-Åke 'Skåning' Dyhlen
Helena Höglund Helena Höglund
Jan 'Jajje' Klingryd Jan 'Jajje' Klingryd
Bo 'Bosse' Landegren Bo 'Bosse' Landegren
Erik 'Jerka' Rosen Erik 'Jerka' Rosen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Björn Granath ... (voice)
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Storyline

About a couple of friends in Stockholms drug world.

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Mer än 10 år har gått. Mycket vatten har runnit under broarna... En film av Stefan Jarl med Kenta och Stoffe och deras polare. See more »

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Documentary

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Trivia

Several lines from the dialogue, most by Stoffe, were sampled by the Swedish Depressive Black Metal band Shining in their song "Total utfrysning" from the album VI - Klagopsalmer (2009). See more »

Connections

Features They Call Us Misfits (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Framtiden bryr jag mig inte om
by 'Stoffe' Svensson
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User Reviews

 
Great!
12 August 2002 | by grisellSee all my reviews

This movie was rated 8th in a ballot of the best Swedish films ever made, and I can understand it. Although nowadays a little aged, the intensity and nearness to the ones involved is universal and panchronical. The film bears a witness of how the society is unable to cope with the less well-off. The humanity is overwhelming. As assassinated Olof Palme said: "An incredibly human document". 10/10.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

26 March 1979 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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