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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

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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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The cows' horns were glued on. See more »

Goofs

When chasing and overtaking the hauling van the lights on Benny's car are switched on. After he stopped the car and went out of it, the lights are switched off, but in the next shot of the total of the bridge, the lights of the car are switched on again. See more »

Connections

References Kurt Olssons television (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Helt galen i dig
Lyrics and music written by Tomas Ledin
Sung by Tomas Ledin
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A feel-good movie straight from the north of Sweden
3 June 2015 | by bb-kingfishSee all my reviews

Honestly I watched this movie because I had seen Michael Nyqvist's performance in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo movies and I was wondering if he had been a good actor before those or they were the ones that kind of "made him". I have to say that he indeed was a brilliant actor in 2002 when this movie came out. On the top of that this film has actually a female lead (I think Elisabet Carlsson deserves a lot of credit because her acting is outstanding too) and they are both very believable in their roles. All right, the story is far from being original. We have seen two people from different backgrounds hang out before like a thousand times. So the story is the reason why I gave the movie only eight stars because the acting is spot on (not even the supporting actors make a single fault). Dialogues and camera work are all excellent. Finally, I have to say I'm so glad that every Swedish review I have read so far was really positive. I have studied Swedish at the university and we were taught that Swedish women get offended when receiving old fashioned courtship and this movie proves exactly the opposite thing. Eight stars and a great movie.


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