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Tillsammans (2000)

In 1975, the dynamics of a Swedish commune begin to change upon the arrival of a beaten wife and her two kids.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Elisabeth
... Rolf
Emma Samuelsson ... Eva
... Stefan
... Göran
Anja Lundqvist ... Lena
Jessica Liedberg ... Anna
... Lasse (as Ola Norell)
Axel Zuber ... Tet
... Klas
... Erik
... Signe
Lars Frode ... Sigvard
Emil Moodysson ... Måne
... Fredrik
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Storyline

It is the 70s and a group of very different individuals live together as a community. One of the members sister, Elisabeth needs a new place to stay with her children after having had enough of her alcoholist and abusive husband. Elisabeth is neither a socialist, feminist or into the green movement but ends up loving living in the community where they all learn from eachother. The film makes a little fun of people with strong ideals and "square" minds whether they be vegans, communists or people who absolutely disgust vegans or socialists, in the end the message of the film is that people can grow and gain from bonding with eachother. It also shows how we need to shape up a little for this to work, either through working with own behaviour that affects other people badly (like alcoholism or abuse) or the need to set up own boundaries and not let other people walk all over oneself. Written by Maria Norman

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one house; one revolutionary; two open straight marriages; three gay people (maybe four); three children; two carnivores and eight vegetarians; there's only one way they're going to make it... together

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for nudity/sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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21 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK 17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$506,479 (Sweden), 27 August 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,115, 26 August 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,069,156, 3 August 2003
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Trivia

The character of Birger, played by Sten Ljunggren, previously appeared in Lukas Moodysson's short film Bara prata lite (1997) which focused on him. See more »

Quotes

Elisabeth: I'm a socialist now.
Rolf: So am I.
Elisabeth: No you're not, you're a social democrat, there's a big difference
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Referenced in Lilya 4-Ever (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

The Black Riders & Flight to the Ford
Written by Bo Hansson (as B. Hansson)
Performed by Bo Hansson
With permission from Air Chrysalis Scandinavia AB / Silence Records AB
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6 October 2001 | by See all my reviews

Every moment of this gem is believable. How rare for a recent film to take mundane human activities and create searing images. We all know these folks, and we have been there ourselves. I have a whole new view of what Swedes are all about! Deserves much wider distribution and critical acclaim.


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