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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
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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 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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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 »

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Details

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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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: I unscrewed it so you'd come here to fix it and we could talk some more.
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Connections

References Effi Briest (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Onådens år
Written and performed by Peps Persson
Med tillstånd av Universal Music Publishing AB / Universal Music AB
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Welcome to Our Delightful Soccer Game
9 June 2006 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In 1975, in Stockholm, the housewife Elisabeth (Lisa Lindgren) gets tired of her abusive and drunken husband Rolf (Michael Nyqvist), and she moves with her teenager daughter Eva (Emma Samuelsson) and her young son Stefan (Sam Kessel) to the hippie community where her brother Goran (Gustav Hammarsten) lives. Goran is a good man, who has an open relationship with his mate Lena (Anja Lundqvist), but does not feel comfortable with the situation. They are welcomed by the group composed of a new-lesbian Anna (Jessica Liedberg), her "almost gay" husband and their children; a gay; and an idealist communist. Eva becomes friend of her neighbor Fredrik, and with the new-arrivals in the commune, lives of the members change. Meanwhile, Rolf misses Elizabeth and his family, stops drinking and tries to approach to Elizabeth again.

"Tillsammans" is a delightful dramatic comedy of this great Swedish director Lukas Moodysson. The story is very human and engaging, with many characters very well-developed that find themselves in a world of freedom and without repression, changing their behaviors and improving as human beings. Very hilarious, at least for South-Americans, the two boys playing of torture as if one of them was the Chilean General Augusto Pinochet. The integration promoted by the soccer game is fantastic. The soundtrack with hits of the 70's is wonderful and another attraction. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Bem-Vindos" ("Welcome")


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