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Sällskapsresan eller Finns det svenskt kaffe på grisfesten (1980)

Swedes travel to the Canary Islands on a package trip.

Director:

Lasse Åberg

Writers:

Lasse Åberg (a film by), Lasse Åberg (idea) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lasse Åberg ... Stig-Helmer Olsson
Lottie Ejebrant ... Maj-Britt 'Majsan' Lindberg
Jon Skolmen ... Ole Bramserud
Kim Anderzon ... Siv Åman
Roland Jansson ... Gösta Angerud
Magnus Härenstam ... Dr. B. A:son Levander
Ted Åström ... Lasse Lundberg
Weiron Holmberg ... Robban Söderberg
Sven Melander ... Berra Ohlsson
Margarita Calahorra Margarita Calahorra ... José's Mother
María Esperanza Santos María Esperanza Santos ... Carmencita Rodriguez
Germán Pérez Germán Pérez ... Jose Rodriguez
Miguel Angel Gil de Avalle Miguel Angel Gil de Avalle ... Airport Official (as Miguel Angel Gonzalez Gil de Avalle)
Juan Socorra Vega Juan Socorra Vega ... José's Father
Eva Örn Eva Örn ... Berit Storch
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Stig-Helmer Olsson isn't the fashionable jet-set type, but, for the first time in his life, he's going to travel abroad. He chooses a trip to the Canary Islands over Christmas. Before leaving, his doctor asks him to bring a package to a friend of his. Without Stig-Helmer knowing it, the package contains 50,000 SEK, which is illegal to bring out of the country. However, Stig-Helmer's bag with the package disappears at the airport. Dr. Levander's friend believes that Stig-Helmer has stolen the money and is anxious to get them back. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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En komedi av Lasse Åberg

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Trivia

Sven Melander still owns his legendary "Tonight 107 Swedes Catch Gonorrhea" T-shirt from the movie. See more »

Goofs

When the site manager informs the tourist on the bus on the way to the hotel he explains that the time at Canary island is one hour ahead of Swedish time. But in fact it is the opposite way. Sweden uses CET, which is GMT+1, while Canary islands uses GMT. See more »

Quotes

Stig-Helmer Olsson: [as mantra through the movie] I CAN fly, I am NOT afraid!
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Connections

Followed by Snowroller - Sällskapsresan II (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Pappas samba II
Composed by Bengt Palmers
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Comedy Cult Classic -- for anyone living in Sweden, Norway or Denmark
16 August 2006 | by Flagrant-BaronessaSee all my reviews

"Jak kan flyga. Jag är inte rädd."

Stig Helmer (Lasse Åberg) cements his status as lovable nerd in Sällskapsresan (1980), a goofy lanky man who never quite stopped being a shy boy. His nickname is "The Giraff" and he always ends up saying the wrongs things. Although this film is one of many in a series of cult comedies starring Åberg and his band of eccentric friends, it is the funniest and most memorable one. If you live in Scandinavia, you will have seen it a dozen of times and if you have grown up in the typical Swedish way, you will have laughed at it even more so.

Sällskapsresan sees Stig Helmer and his Norwegian friend Ole Bramserud on a charter-trip to the Canary Islands. Stig Helmer is asked by his doctor to deliver a package to a friend of his at the destination and oblivious to the fact that it contains 50,000 SEK, Stig accidentally loses it at the airport and a hilarious mess ensues. But this little criminal detour is not what is funny about the film. The many laughs come from seeing Stig Helmer's clumsy and naive ways juxtaposed to the sleek jet-set style of the pretentious travel guides.

What elevates Sällskapsresan (1980) and its sequels above generic comedy formula is its brilliant, clear-eyed use of Swedish clichés. Everyone who is a child of the 1950s-1980s has probably been to the Canary Islands at one time or another and encountered the silly tourist things that are present in this film. Here they are overblown and hilarious, but still subtle enough to get us to identify with them. The whole film is really extremely realistic, as are all its stereotypical characters. A real classic.

8.5/10


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Norwegian | Spanish

Release Date:

22 August 1980 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Despega como puedas: Vuelo charter See more »

Filming Locations:

Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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