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Together (2000)

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

Director:

Lukas Moodysson

Writer:

Lukas Moodysson
15 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Lindgren ... Elisabeth
Michael Nyqvist ... Rolf
Emma Samuelsson Emma Samuelsson ... Eva
Sam Kessel ... Stefan
Gustaf Hammarsten ... Göran
Anja Lundqvist Anja Lundqvist ... Lena
Jessica Liedberg Jessica Liedberg ... Anna
Ola Rapace ... Lasse (as Ola Norell)
Axel Zuber Axel Zuber ... Tet
Shanti Roney ... Klas
Olle Sarri ... Erik
Cecilia Frode ... Signe
Lars Frode Lars Frode ... Sigvard
Emil Moodysson Emil Moodysson ... Måne
Henrik Lundström ... Fredrik
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Storyline

It is the 1970s 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 alcoholic and abusive husband. Elisabeth is neither a socialist nor a feminist nor into the green movement but ends up loving living in the community where they all learn from each other. 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 each other. It also shows how we need to shape up a little for this to work, either through working on our behaviour that affects other people badly (like alcoholism or abuse) or the need to set boundaries and not let other people walk all over oneself. Written by Maria Norman

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Birger: There's strength in being alone - that's just bullshit. Only thing worth anything is being together.
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Connections

References Baretta (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Leaving Shire
Written and performed by Bo Hansson
With permission from Air Chrysalis Scandinavia AB / Silence Records ABWith permission from Chrysalis Scandinavia AB / Silence Records AB
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User Reviews

 
Moodyson's best work
2 December 2002 | by Exiled_ArchangelSee all my reviews

This one is certainly the best movie I've watched in my life. Casting is so natural, and the movie touches many aspects of life from politics to family disputes. Göran has the hardest job in the "family" and hardest job as far as acting is concerned. But he's totally successful. When you watch the movie, you feel like he's acting his own life. The "open relationship" between Göran and his girlfriend, the friendship between the two youngsters, and social/political issues give the movie a lot of spice. Moodyson's another movie, Fucking Åmål (Show Me Love) is also a masterpiece, but this one is more suitable for older people. Briefly, tremendous content and flawless casting.


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Italy

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

21 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Together See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK17,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$45,848, 3 September 2001

Gross USA:

$1,034,829

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,596,148
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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