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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
Desirée keeps the book upon which the movie is based in her bookshelf, in the slot to the left of the picture of Örjan. See more »
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 »
A feel-good movie straight from the north of Sweden
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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