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Tomten är far till alla barnen (1999)

In what has to be one of the worst ideas in Christmas party planning history, Swedish house wife Sara decides to celebrate the yuletide season with her three ex-husbands and their families.... See full summary »

Director:

Kjell Sundvall

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katarina Ewerlöf ... Sara
Peter Haber ... Janne
Jessica Zandén Jessica Zandén ... Rita
Leif Andrée ... Åke
Nina Gunke ... Eva
Dan Ekborg ... Gunnar
Lena B. Eriksson Lena B. Eriksson ... Anne
Anders Ekborg ... Tomas
Inga Ålenius Inga Ålenius ... Signe
Carl Kjellgren Carl Kjellgren ... Erik
Helena Af Sandeberg ... Marika
Alexandra Dahlström ... Jeanette
Stina Rautelin ... Helena
Suzanne Reuter ... Carina
Per Burell Per Burell ... Mats
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In what has to be one of the worst ideas in Christmas party planning history, Swedish house wife Sara decides to celebrate the yuletide season with her three ex-husbands and their families. Though her current spouse Janne initially is quite opposed, he eventually gives in. Then the booze kicks in. Families start infighting. Janne grows increasingly annoyed as the guests make repeated references to having sex with his wife. And during dinner, Sara announces that she is pregnant. This strikes Janne as odd considering that he had a vasectomy a year before. Soon the party devolves into utter chaos. Written by Anonymous

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Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

26 November 1999 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

In Bed with Santa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Marika: So let me get this straight, Sara whom we will be celebrating Christmas with has three kids, with three different men, you being one...
[looks at Erik who nods back]
Marika: ... she lives with a fourth man, Janne, who has no kids of his own and everyone is going to be there?
Pauline: [nods in agreement] ... All with new wives, some of them being the other guys ex.
[laughs]
Pauline: Dont worry you'll get it. One thing is for sure about Sara, she always ended one relationship before she got into the next one.
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Best Swedish film 1999!
23 November 1999 | by Nikita AverinSee all my reviews

Celebrating Christmas today isn´t really how it used to be (or how it supposed to be). Divorces are more usual, which make a completely different view on the family.

Sara (Katarina Ewerlöf) invites her ex husbands and their wives and children to celebrate Christmas at her house with her husband Janne (Peter Haber). While eating dinner, she tells everyone, that she´s pregnant again, but Janne has been sterilized without her knowledge. Who is the father of the baby?

Director Kjell Sundvall made a great effort with his 1996 hit Jägarna, and I knew that there were some good actors in the film, but I can´t really say that my expectations were great, since many Swedish films aren´t good. Fortunately, I was totally wrong!

The script by Monika Rolfner is witty and really catches the family situation of today. This along with really good actors (enjoyable to see Alexandra Dahlström again, who hasn´t done a bad movie so far) with a wonderful timing with the funny comments makes this film to be a real treat to watch. Only the cinematography wasn´t that good, but I strongly recommend this comedy if you´re looking for a big laugh! Rating: 7/10


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