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Vinterviken (1996)

John-John is young and black, growing up with his mother and stepfather in a boring suburb south of Stockholm. On one of the last days of the summer vacation, they rescue 10-year old ... See full summary »

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Harald Hamrell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Tainton David Tainton ... John-John Sundberg
Lina Englund ... Elisabeth
Martin Lindqvist Martin Lindqvist ... Sluggo
Peter Haber ... Frank, Elisabeth's father
Anki Lidén ... Lisbeth, Elisabeth's mother
Jeanette Eklinder Jeanette Eklinder ... Patricia, Elisabeth's sister
Kjell Bergqvist ... Rolf 'Skithuvet', John-John's stepfather
Maria Weisby Maria Weisby ... John-John's mother
Ulrika Hansson Ulrika Hansson ... Lena
Hasse Jonsson Hasse Jonsson ... Raimo
Allan Svensson ... Janne Holm, teacher
Eric Ericson ... Staffan Nykvist
Ulla Schioeld Ulla Schioeld ... Ulla Lundgren
Daniel Larsson Daniel Larsson ... Håkan
Katarina Ehnmark Katarina Ehnmark ... Drama teacher
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Storyline

John-John is young and black, growing up with his mother and stepfather in a boring suburb south of Stockholm. On one of the last days of the summer vacation, they rescue 10-year old Patricia from drowning at a public bath in Vinterviken in Lake Mälaren. Her father shows his gratitude by taking them home to the wealthy neighborhood, Bromma, where he and his family lives. John-John meets his daughter Elisabeth, and instantly fall in love with her. But it's a long way to go before he wins her love and her father's consent. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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En kärlekshistoria See more »

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

26 January 1996 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Winter Bay See more »

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Budget:

SEK9,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Harald Hamrell: First mate on the sailing boat. See more »

Connections

References The Joy Luck Club (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

GNOSSIENNES NO. 1
Music by Erik Satie
Framförd av Roland Pöntinen
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A cute and nostalgic movie!
26 January 2005 | by Chris_The_WiseSee all my reviews

This movie is pretty good. For us who where in our teens when the movie came out its quite nostalgic.

Its about young love between "John-John" and "Elisabeth". Elisabeth is a typical Swedish girl and John-John has a different nationality. They both come from different segments of the city. "John" is on the poor side of the lake, Elisabeth on the rich side.

Its a quite romantic movie and cute in some ways. It will not be forgotten by us who were in our teens when it came out thats for sure. I don't think that many people other than swedes have seen this movie. I'm not sure if people from other countries would like it. You kinda had to be here 1996 and be a teen :-)

I'll give the movie 7/10 because of the nostalgia! :-D


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