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Leva livet (2001)

The tenants in a building are constantly busy with straightening out their lives. In the midst of all a vacuum cleaner salesman appears that instead of selling his goods he start to listen ... See full summary »


Mikael Håfström


Hans Gunnarsson (novel), Hans Gunnarsson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


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Cast overview:
Kjell Bergqvist ... Leif
Carina M. Johansson Carina M. Johansson ... Lena
Christian Fiedler Christian Fiedler ... Evert
Ulla-Britt Norrman-Olsson Ulla-Britt Norrman-Olsson ... Siv (as Ulla-Britt Norrman)
Lia Boysen ... Malin
Staffan Kihlbom Thor Staffan Kihlbom Thor ... Martin (as Staffan Kihlbom)
Fares Fares ... Michel
Josefin Peterson Josefin Peterson ... Elin
Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl Anders Ahlbom Rosendahl ... Rune
Eva Fritjofson Eva Fritjofson ... Sonja
Bojan Westin ... Märta
Eva Röse ... Sara
Yvan Auzeli Yvan Auzeli ... Ove (as Yvan Auzely)
Jim Ramel Kjellgren Jim Ramel Kjellgren ... Leo (as Jim R. Kjellgren)
Fyr Thorvald Strömberg Fyr Thorvald Strömberg ... Leo's father


The tenants in a building are constantly busy with straightening out their lives. In the midst of all a vacuum cleaner salesman appears that instead of selling his goods he start to listen to their stories. Through his work the salesman hear stories, both moving and humorous, that in the end changes his own life. Written by Magnus Asplund

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Release Date:

16 November 2001 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Days Like This See more »

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2.35 : 1
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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »


Days of Black (Nights Are Lights)
Lyrics and Music Composed by Christian Kjellvander, Johan Hansson, Anders Tingsek, Magnus Melliander
Performed by Loosegoats
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Comedy and romance of top-notch quality
2 April 2007 | by heatherfowlerSee all my reviews

Leva Livet is in my top 10 all time favourite films. It seduced me, intrigued me and beguiled me with intertwining charming stories which made me laugh so hard it hurt and then touched me so deeply I cried for half an hour after the credits rolled. The writing is affectionate, funny and winning, the acting superb and the direction masterful. A wonderful film with a message of love that everyone should see. Criminally the DVD and video of the film released so far do not have English subtitles - so you need to catch this at an independent cinema or brush up on your Swedish. (Leva Livet gave Fares Fares one of his first big film roles - he has gone on to star in many fine Swedish and English language productions. However, it is the older members of the cast who particularly shine in this film.)

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