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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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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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farmer | love | librarian | grave | farm | See All (14) »

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Trivia

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 »

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

Rekviem, op. 48. In paradisum
Composed by Gabriel Fauré
Sung by Luleå Kammarkör
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Excellent film!
13 January 2004 | by katja_marklundSee all my reviews

This film touched my heart in many ways.

This film has showed whatever the different world you may have, love overcomes all the obstacles in the world.

There aren't so many films who can be so god like this one.

The actors are very good in their rolls.


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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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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$447,360
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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