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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

Fredrik: But it doesn't matter because I have no friends, either. Apart from you, that is.
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Connections

Features Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Internationalen
Written by Pierre De Geyter, Eugène Pottier (as Pottier), Swedish lyrics by Henrik Menander (as Menander)
Performed by Olle Sarri
Med tillstånd av Le Chant du Monde
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One more comment from an American...
7 April 2001 | by zetesSee all my reviews

I just saw this at the Minneapolis International Film Festival, and it was quite a gem. Unfortunately, that's all I'll ever be able to refer to it as in the United States. While it is surely an enormous hit everywhere else in the world, or at least in Europe, it will probably never actually be released here because of the silliest thing: nudity. Fucking Amal wasn't opened in more than a couple of theaters, mainly because of the title (couldn't they just translate it "screwing Amal"?). We all missed it over here. I should just buy the DVD, considering how good Together is. Together does owe more than a little credit to Dogma '95 and especially Idioterne, to which it is very similar. Still, it is very creative, well written, and enormously well acted. 9/10


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Italy

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

21 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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