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Horsing Around (2005)

Vinnare och förlorare (original title)
A single father is more occupied with his race horse than his daughter.

Director:

Kjell Sundvall

Writer:

Sara Heldt
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Gustavsson Daniel Gustavsson ... Fredrik
Märta Ferm Märta Ferm ... Magda
Frida Hallgren ... Helena
Mona Malm ... Fredrik's mom
Daniela Svensson Daniela Svensson ... Lotta
Samuli Edelmann ... Flottis
Leif Andrée ... Martin
Björn Bengtsson ... Bingochefen
Peter Viitanen Peter Viitanen ... Hundvakten
Roger Storm Roger Storm ... Magda's teacher
Bengt Schött Bengt Schött ... Old man at the bingo hall
Magnus Härenstam ... Himself
Hans G. Lindskog Hans G. Lindskog ... Himself
Sven Melander ... Himself
Stig H. Johansson Stig H. Johansson ... Himself
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Storyline

Fredrik, the single father of Magda, is too occupied with his race horse Kisa to see that his daughter has problems in school. But one day Magda brings home a new friend, Helena, caller at the local bingo hall. Fredrik is soon smitten by the frank and outspoken 29-year-old. Helena and a self-confident Magda help Fredrik to see why his horse never wins the races. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Finland | Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

28 January 2005 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Elämä on i-ha-haa See more »

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Budget:

€2,600,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Daniel Gustavsson went a week on a trotter school to learn the basic of handling a horse. See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Music Composed by Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio
Original Lyrics written by Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio (English, 1967)
Swedish lyrics by Börje Carlsson and Seth Neuman
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Plot only mildly interesting
7 August 2005 | by MattiasSee all my reviews

I wasn't very impressed with the plot about a distracted jockey who tries to have his race horse win the races. It was more interesting to learn about Magda (played terrifically by Märta Ferm), her problems at school and how she gets a new friend, Helena the bingo caller.

It is a bit surprising to see Daniel Gustavsson as a 30-something single father and I'm not quite sure that he comes off really well. Didn't he play teenage sons only a couple of years ago?

The film's star is instead Frida Hallgren who seem to appear in film after film with increasing ability, although she doesn't cry or have a fit in this particular movie. Maybe it was wise that the plot didn't get into deep about a possible romance between Fredrik and Helena and the subplot about Helena's vegetarian dog sitter could have been scrapped altogether.


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