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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 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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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

Klas: I think your wife has understood something which you have not.
Lasse: Which is?
Klas: That there is no difference. We're all people. We can't be dividing ourselves. We're the same.
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Connections

References Effi Briest (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Caddo Queen
Written by Troy Seals (as T. Seals), Will Jennings (as W. Jennings) and Mentor Williams (as M. Williams)
Performed by Maggie Bell
Med tillstånd av Warner / Chappell Music Scand. AB / Repertoire Records
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This Is Life, Plain And Simple
11 February 2018 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

This film offers a slice of life, plain and simple. The writing is so subtle and the performances are so realistic that you start thinking you're watching a documentary about life in an actual commune during the seventies in Sweden. The film is incredibly funny but also tragic, moving and honest. It's one of those cinematic journeys that show you the humor and the darkness, the weight and the ridiculousness of our mundane existence; it's a film that finds excitement in the little things (that are actually the big things once you take a closer look). A true gem of a film and a wonderful, rich experience that leaves you with a smile on your face and more insight into the human condition. 9 stars out of 10.

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