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The 1930s. Sidner's mother Solveig dies in a very unfortunate bicycle accident involving some cows. Sidner, his sister and his father Aron move to Sunne to work at a hotel. Aron tries hard ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Haber ... Aron Nordensson
Johan Widerberg ... Sidner Nordensson
Henrik Linnros Henrik Linnros ... Sidner as child
Lena Endre ... Solveig Nordensson
Sophia Johansson Sophia Johansson ... Eva-Lisa
Irina Sagtegen Irina Sagtegen ... Eva-Lisa as child
Krister Henriksson ... Victor Udde
Axel Widegren Axel Widegren ... Victor as a child
Viveka Seldahl ... Fanny Udde
Tomas von Brömssen ... Cannon king
Robbie Baines Robbie Baines ... Splendid as a child
Torgny 'Kingen' Karlsson Torgny 'Kingen' Karlsson ... Splendid
Sif Ruud ... Selma Lagerlöf
Gerd Hegnell ... Sauce queen
Per Oscarsson ... Fälldin
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The 1930s. Sidner's mother Solveig dies in a very unfortunate bicycle accident involving some cows. Sidner, his sister and his father Aron move to Sunne to work at a hotel. Aron tries hard to leave the sweet memories of his wife behind him but that isn't made easier by the fact that he always meets her ghost. Aron gets himself a pen friend, a young girl in New Zealand called Tessa. He starts to dream of beginning a new life on the other side of the world. Will his dreams come true and can they help him to cure his regret over the death of his wife? Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Sweden

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Swedish | English | Italian

Release Date:

22 September 1996 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Oratorio de Navidad See more »

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Budget:

SEK30,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Lena Endre's singing is performed by Annika Nerfont. See more »

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Edited into Short cuts från Sandrews (1999) See more »

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Christmas Oratrio
by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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excellent
23 December 2005 | by dpcrichton-gillSee all my reviews

To me this film was an excellent portrayal of a man cast into a new world of sadness by the death of his beloved wife.The portrayal of a depressed and very lonely man by Aron Nordensson alone made the film worthwhile. Based on the novel by respected Swedish Poet and Novelist Göran Tunströms this is not your average action filled drama but a very convincing story far removed from the all too clichéd predictable dramas we see so much of these days. Tunström's story of both father and son longing for some kind of happiness or contentment in their lives is very poignant. A gem of a movie in every aspect.

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