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Family Secrets (2001)

Familjehemligheter (original title)
Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first... See full summary »
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Rolf Lassgård ... Bosse Bendricks
Maria Lundqvist ... Mona Bendricks
Erik Johansson Erik Johansson ... Ola Bendricks
Emma Engström Emma Engström ... Kickan Bendricks
Linus Nord Linus Nord ... Morgan Bendricks
Mats Blomgren ... Ove
Rebecka Östergren Rebecka Östergren ... Biggan
Jennie Harrison Jennie Harrison ... Miriam
Sissela Kyle ... Gun
Claes Hartelius Claes Hartelius ... Gösta
David Törnqvist David Törnqvist ... Anders
Sam Kessel ... Kjell
Anna Pettersson Anna Pettersson ... Kjell's Mother
Magnus Krepper ... Kjell's Father
Cilla Thorell Cilla Thorell ... Morgan's Teacher
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Autumn 1978 in suburban Sweden. Everything seems to be fine with the middle class Bendrick family with their two teenage children and a younger son, until the mother starts seeing her first love again after 20 years. Just like their badly built house, the family façade starts slowly crumbling into pieces. The daughter, 15, finds her first love, and the boys too are puzzled by their own questions around adolescence and sexuality. The father tries to keep up a happy face, while the youngest son is the first and the most sensitive to realize how the family is heading towards a disaster. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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References The Persuaders! (1971) See more »

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A touching black comedy about family problems in mid 1970s Sweden
15 November 2001 | by eadeSee all my reviews

A seemingly perfect family is trundling along in suburban Sweden.

Cracks are appearing in the walls of the house but it soon

becomes apparent that its not just the home that is crumbling. A touching film, laced with black humour but with plenty of rays of

hope, Familjehemligheter (Family Secrets) also captures the feel

of mid-1970s "utopian" Sweden.


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Country:

Sweden | Norway

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

26 January 2001 (Sweden) See more »

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