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The Guy in the Grave Next Door (2002)

Grabben i graven bredvid (original title)
Modern, urban librarian meets simple, traditional farmer and falls in love.

Director:

Kjell Sundvall

Writers:

Sara Heldt, Katarina Mazetti (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisabet Carlsson Elisabet Carlsson ... Desirée Wallin
Michael Nyqvist ... Benny Söderström
Annika Olsson Annika Olsson ... Märta
Anna Azcárate ... Lilian
Rolf Degerlund Rolf Degerlund ... Bengt-Göran
Anita Heikkilä Anita Heikkilä ... Violet
Axelle Axell Axelle Axell ... Desirée's Mother
Lasse Pettersson Lasse Pettersson ... Desirée's Father
Sara Arnia Sara Arnia ... Benny's Mother
Lotta Östlin Stenshäll Lotta Östlin Stenshäll ... Anita
Michael Odhag Michael Odhag ... Torkel (as Mikael Odhag)
Margareta Gudmundson Margareta Gudmundson ... Mrs. Lundmark
Patrik Lundström Patrik Lundström ... The Ponytail
Hackim Jakobsson Hackim Jakobsson ... The Moving Man (as Hakim Jakobsson)
Staffan Hammar Staffan Hammar ... Örjan Wallin
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Storyline

Desirée, a modern librarian with urban friends and interests is visiting her late husband's grave when she meets Benny, a simple farmer. After his mother's death Benny lives alone on the run-down farm, desperately seeking a woman to take care of him. In spite of their differences the two have the dream of finding that special someone in common, and fall passionately in love. Benny wants Desirée to move in with him and start a family as soon as possible. But being a farmer's wife is not something she is very enthusiastic about. Just presenting Benny as her boyfriend proves to be an embarrassing experience. And when she gets a tempting job offer in Stockholm she has to consider her priorities carefully. Written by Signy

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Romance

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Trivia

The cows' horns were glued on. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film when Benny overtakes the hauling van with Desirée, he is doing it finally when driving to the very end of the bridge. After he stopped in front of the van, his car is just in the middle of the bridge. See more »

Connections

Version of Le mec de la tombe d'à côté (2016) See more »

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Rekviem, op. 48. In paradisum
Composed by Gabriel Fauré
Sung by Luleå Kammarkör
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As expected and what did you expect?
22 February 2003 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

Another Swedish movie from the Stockholm horizon about a small city in the north of Sweden. Sometimes one wonders if you are supposed to laugh at the province and be assured in your prejudices. Probably that's the creator's idea.

This is about the dirty farmer who meets the librarian living an "unreal" life, which he obviously isn't. There is absolutely no surprises here. From the beginning to the end you know what will happen the next three minutes. OK acting by Elisabeth Carlsson and especially by Michael Nyqvist, but you still feel disappointed like you thought you would.


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Country:

Sweden | Norway

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

2 August 2002 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A szomszéd fiú a sírban See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$447,360
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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