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Like It Never Was Before (1995)

Pensionat Oskar (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 3 March 1995 (Sweden)
The Runeberg family is an ordinary middle class family, with a house in a suburb, a car and three children. By vacationing in a rented house by the sea, the hope is that the tension and ... See full summary »

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writer:

Jonas Gardell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loa Falkman ... Rune Runeberg
Stina Ekblad ... Gunnel Runeberg
Simon Norrthon Simon Norrthon ... Petrus
Philip Zandén ... Superintendent
Sif Ruud ... Evelyn
Ghita Nørby ... Hjördis
Ingvar Hirdwall ... Strange Man
Ulla Skoog ... Beach Tennis Woman
Per Sandberg Per Sandberg ... Beach Tennis Man
Anna-Lena Hemström Anna-Lena Hemström ... Mona
Claire Wikholm ... Britt Dagerman
Per Eggers ... Bertil Dagerman
Jakob Eklund ... Harry
Bengt Blomgren ... Runeberg's Boss
Kalle Eriksson Kalle Eriksson ... Viktor Runeberg
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Storyline

The Runeberg family is an ordinary middle class family, with a house in a suburb, a car and three children. By vacationing in a rented house by the sea, the hope is that the tension and anxiety between Rune and Gunnel will disappear. However, instead of spending time with his family, Rune finds himself attracted to a young man, Petrus. Whatever happens next, Rune realizes, it will be like it never was before. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

Kärlek och magi. Frihet och vansinne.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Referenced in Rederiet: Död eller levande? (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

VAD JAG SÖKTE, VAD JAG FANN
Music by Johan Söderqvist
Lyrics by Jonas Gardell
Performed by Per Westerlund (guitar)
Sung by Claes Janson
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Keeping up appearances
26 July 2001 | by oliversbfrenchSee all my reviews

Well-directed and with marvelous acting, this is a film that may initially seem to be your average comedy only touching on the surface, but that eventually becomes a profound questioning of the values of the "normal life". Loa Falkman is great as Runeberg, a man whose life is slowly coming apart, although he tries to keep up the appearance in front of his family. As he is tempted by the forbidden (having an affair with a young man), he has to come to terms with what he really wants with his life. Ultimately this film asks the question: Am I really happy with myself just because everything seems fine?


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

3 March 1995 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Like It Never Was Before See more »

Filming Locations:

Burgsvik, Gotlands län, Sweden See more »

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Budget:

SEK13,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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