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Freud Leaving Home (1991)

Freud flyttar hemifrån... (original title)
The Jewish Cohens live in Stockholm. Rosha's 60th birthday is up and her husband and 3 kids will be there. 25 y.o. Angelique, a psychology student called Freud, still lives at home. Rosha's told, she's got cancer with weeks to live.


Susanne Bier
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Credited cast:
Ghita Nørby ... Rosha Cohen
Gunilla Röör ... Freud
Palle Granditsky Palle Granditsky ... Ruben Cohen
Philip Zandén ... David Cohen
Jessica Zandén Jessica Zandén ... Deborah Cohen
Peter Andersson ... Adrian
Stina Ekblad ... Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Torgny Anderberg ... Chicken customer
Lottie Ejebrant ... Woman at the party
Nils Eklund ... Herman, Vera's husband
Basia Frydman Basia Frydman ... Vera
Pierre Fränckel Pierre Fränckel ... Max
Peter Haber ... Man at the airplane
Sissi Kaiser Sissi Kaiser ... Woman at the party
Chatarina Larsson Chatarina Larsson ... Woman at the party


In the Jewish family Cohen mother Rosha is having her 60th birthday and her three children come to celebrate with her. Angelique, aka Freud, still lives at home and uses her knowledge of psychology to make poisonous comments about the others. David is a homosexual and Deborah has married an orthodox Jew and lives in Israel. Rosha tells her children that she is terminally ill in cancer. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Heart warming and great fun
25 April 2002 | by PjolterSee all my reviews

Freud, as she is called, lives a semi-sheltered life in her Jewish family with a mother that suffocates her environment with her "care" and a father that is an endless stream of old Jewish jokes.

She must break up. She must get away. And when she finds the man of her dreams... well I will not spoil it.

True it is not a rapid action comedy but if you don't mind Jewish humor with Swedish flavour and if you don't mind the tongue in the cheek it is well worth watching.

It quickly became one of my very favorites. And apart from a most wonderful script, the main reason is foremost the acting of Gunilla Röör and the supporting cast by Philip and Jessica Zandén.

I love this movie.

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Release Date:

18 October 1991 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Freud flytter hjemmefra See more »


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SEK12,000,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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