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Livet är en schlager (2000)

Mona Bergström is a sweet euro-vision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish euro-vision pop stars. Her ... See full summary »

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Susanne Bier

Writer:

Jonas Gardell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Bergström ... Mona
Jonas Karlsson ... David
Thomas Hanzon ... Bosse
Björn Kjellman ... Candy Darling
Johan Ulveson ... Producer
Regina Lund ... Sabina
Lisa Olsen Lisa Olsen ... Kikki
Jessica Andersson Jessica Andersson ... Carola
Amanda Rasmuson Amanda Rasmuson ... Lena Ph
Sandra Kassman Sandra Kassman ... Anna Book
Katarina Ewerlöf ... Studio Hostess
Sissela Kyle ... Employment Agency Worker
Leif Andrée ... Man in the Subway Speaking with Mona
Ia Langhammer ... Waitress
Jessica Zandén Jessica Zandén ... Mother at Cafeteria
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Storyline

Mona Bergström is a sweet euro-vision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish euro-vision pop stars. Her brother is a cross-dressing guy self-titled "Candy Darling". Mona works on a retirement home for disabled people, where she is responsible for taking care of a young man named David who suffers a movement restricting disease forcing him into a wheelchair. Davids parents has abandoned him as they wanted a normal child. Mona holds a big place in Davids heart, and vice versa. Davids goal is to get his parents to come and visit him, and he wants to show them that he is a great person, despite his handicap. Therefore he works with music on his computer, and his goal is to create a song, send it to "The Cardigans", a famous Swedish band and have them play the song and credit him, hoping his parents would spot it and want to visit him. Written by Opera_of_Death

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

10 November 2000 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Hånden på hjertet See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nordisk Film, SVT Drama See more »
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Color
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Trivia

Carola Häggkvist, Lena Philipsson, Jean-Pierre Barda and other celebrities all appear as themselves. See more »

Quotes

Mona: [sings the song, Candy Darling has tears in his eyes]
Carola: Did you write it?
Mona: Well what do you think?
Candy Darling: It's just made to be a hit! It's fantastic! Send it somewhere, send it to Melodifestivalen, they're just looking for songs!
Bosse: But to Melodifestivalen, come on! You're not serious!
Mona: Exactly! And what a lyrics, I had an F in Swedish in school by the way.
Candy Darling: Send it I said! But only if I make a dress.
Mona: Of course you make it.
Candy Darling: Oooohhhh, awesome! A lot of glitter, a lot of legs a lot of everything!
Bosse: Well you can't ...
[...]
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Connections

References Candid Camera (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Right Here, Right Now
Written by Jörgen Elofsson & Kaya
Performed by Tine Bjerregaard
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Must-see movie!!!
25 November 2004 | by dekel_ddSee all my reviews

OK, this movie is the greatest! It's an optimistic movie about a couple of Swedish folks who are totally unfortunate. One day they get a one-time chance to improve their lives and they take it! Mona, a nurse and amateur-singer who lives in Sweden with her family (sick brother, 3 girls and a husband) get the opportunity to participate in a famous Swedish song contest - Melodifestivalen. But Mona has many unsolved issues to deal with if she wants to win the contest. Except her pessimistic family, the writer of the song she submit, a patient she takes care of in the hospital, is totally against any publishment of his song. Will it stop Mona? See for yourself. In this movie many famous Swedish artists appear as guest stars - Carola, Lena Philipsson, Lasse Holm and many more... A very exciting movie - for romantic & comedic fans from all over the world.

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