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Breaking Out (1999)

Vägen ut (original title)
Reine quits his job because he's tired of his boss. He takes a job at the Kumla Prison in hope that he can set up a play acted by the prisoners, who are not very interested. But they ... See full summary »

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Malin Lagerlöf
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Cast

Credited cast:
Björn Kjellman ... Reine
Viveka Seldahl ... Hillevi
Peter Haber ... Jakobsson
Thomas Hanzon ... Ekman
Michael Nyqvist ... Diego
Shanti Roney ... Glenn
Lamine Dieng Lamine Dieng ... Kostas
Oliver Loftéen Oliver Loftéen ... Andrej
Göran Ragnerstam ... Heikki
Lixin Zhao ... Cheng (as Li-Xin Zhao)
Magnus Krepper ... Holmlund
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gunilla Abrahamsson Gunilla Abrahamsson ... KVS-ledamot
Michael Alexandersson Michael Alexandersson ... Fångvaktare
Oskar Alyhr Oskar Alyhr ... Statist
Johnny Bergkvist Johnny Bergkvist ... Fångvaktare
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Storyline

Reine quits his job because he's tired of his boss. He takes a job at the Kumla Prison in hope that he can set up a play acted by the prisoners, who are not very interested. But they realize that if they do the play, they can escape while at a theatre. Written by Luis

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play | theatre | prisoner | escape | prison | See All (10) »

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En fängslande komedi av Daniel Lind Lagerlöf

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

19 February 1999 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Breaking Out See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sonet Film AB See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Inspired by the true event when Jan Jönson directed Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" at Kumla Prison and took the ensemble of inmates to Gothenburg's City Theater for a official opening performance. Four out of five of the inmates escaped. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Who Pulled the Plug? (1981) See more »

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In The Summertime
Performed by Mungo Jerry
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A funny little movie, with GREAT acting!
23 February 1999 | by janneSee all my reviews

A funny little film, wich was greatly acclaimed at the Gothenburg Film Festival 1999. Although I think it lacks a bit of the reality of its English equivalents (it has been compared to "The Full Monty"), it still is one of the best Swedish comedies in recent years. The films biggest asset - I think - is the ensemble; even if it is a rather light-hearted comedy, the actors take the film very seriuosly, and make the viewers time in the cinema-darkness a real pleasure.


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