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Skenbart: En film om tåg (2003)

On a train in 1945 a train conductor is in charge of a motley bunch: a failed author who means well but creates chaos; a soldier who is actually on the wrong train; a doctor who wants to ... See full summary »

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Peter Dalle

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Peter Dalle
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gustaf Hammarsten ... Gunnar
Magnus Roosmann ... Henry
Anna Björk Anna Björk ... Marie
Kristina Törnqvist Kristina Törnqvist ... Karin
Robert Gustafsson ... The Soldier
Peter Dalle ... The Conductor
Lena Nyman ... Märit
Gösta Ekman ... Pompe
Lars Amble ... Sixten
Jakob Stefansson Jakob Stefansson ... The Waiter
Claes Ljungmark ... The Bartender
Lakke Magnusson Lakke Magnusson ... The Head Waiter
Marie Göranzon ... The Nun
Hanna Ekman Hanna Ekman ... Young Nun (as Hanna Fred Ekman)
Ella Bjurling Ella Bjurling ... Girl in White Cape
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On a train in 1945 a train conductor is in charge of a motley bunch: a failed author who means well but creates chaos; a soldier who is actually on the wrong train; a doctor who wants to murder his wife; a gay man who hates men; and two nuns with religious doubts. Written by Anonymous

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Ingenting är av nödvändighet vad det synes vara... (Nothing is necessarily what it seems to be...)

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Comedy | Thriller

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

25 December 2003 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Delitti: Tracce Allusive See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Black and White | Color (final scene)
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Trivia

The exterior scenes for the movie, while it's set in the winter of 1945, was filmed during mid-summer in Sweden. See more »

Goofs

The edition of Wittgenstein's "Tractatus logico-philosophicus" that we see was first printed in 1992 (2nd ed. 1997), it could not be available at the time when the film takes place, 1945. The 1992 edition was a re-preint of an older edition from 1961. Tractatus was first published 1921, but with a German title, "Logisch-philosophische Abhandlung". See more »

Quotes

Nun 1: [as a man walks toward the wrong train cart] Let him walk wherever he likes, this whole train is headed straight toward the fires of hell anyway.
Young nun: I too think it's important to maintain a positive attitude.
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References Braindead (1992) See more »

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Skenbart
Music by Benny Andersson, lyrics by Peter Dalle
Performed by Helen Sjöholm and Benny Anderssons Orkester
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Excellent slapstick comedy in black and white.
17 January 2004 | by fabianlSee all my reviews

Skenbart takes place in the 1940s, right after the second world war. Main character Gunnar (Gustav Hammarsten) quits his job to get a chance to "make a difference" in the bombed-out postwar Europe. He packs a book by his favourite philisopher, Ludwig Witgenstein, and embarks on a trip which will eventually prove Witgenstein's famous statement true: Nothing is what it seems.

There are two main plots, and several subplots, to this film, which takes place on a train bound for Berlin. Writer/Director Peter Dalle (also playing the role as the conductor of the train) has assembled an impressive cast including swedish legends Lena Nyman, Gösta Ekman and Robert Gustafsson. Overall, the acting is excellent.

Skenbart offers some rather twisted slapstick comedy combined with more subtle black humor (like the nun who loses her faith and starts cursing violently). It's like Killinggänget meets Peter Jackson (Braindead, Bad Taste) in Schindler's List. I laughed during most of the film, and when i woke up the next morning i laughed even more. An intelligent film for fans of Swedish comedy.


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