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Masjävlar (2004)

Mia, who's living in Stockholm, comes home to her small childhood town to celebrate her father's birthday. There she finds herself looked down-upon by her oldest sister; and she has to ... See full summary »

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Mia
Kajsa Ernst ...
Eivor
Ann Petrén ...
Gunilla
Barbro Enberg ...
Barbro
Joakim Lindblad ...
Jan-Olof
Inga Ålenius ...
Anna
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Calle
Lars-Gunnar Aronsson ...
Ingvar (as Lars G. Aronsson)
Peter Jankert ...
Tommy
Maja Andersson ...
Ida
Alf Nilsson ...
Tore
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Bjernulf
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Spelman (as Lars Gunnar Björklund)
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Helena
Martin Heningsson ...
Johan
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Mia, who's living in Stockholm, comes home to her small childhood town to celebrate her father's birthday. There she finds herself looked down-upon by her oldest sister; and she has to confront both her sisters when her father decides to give her the cabin by the lake, a place sought-after by both of her sisters. She visits some people who are still living in the small town, and all seem quite content with the lives they're leading. However, as the story progresses it becomes more and more noticeable that none of the characters feel good about how they live. Written by Icea

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Dalarnai emberek  »

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Enskvarnskontjön, polsk från Rättvik
Performed by Anders Bjernulf, Anders Nygårds, Lars-Gunnar Björklund
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Had Bergman made this, the international attention would've been immediate!
25 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

The tighter the drama, the better the film of sister rivalry! This little gem was mainly promoted as a comedy upon its release in Sweden, so I'm glad to find that wasn't the whole case. Funny bits on small-town bickering are there to enjoy, surely, but the drama takes center stage, as the story progresses. And not just family drama, it also raises poignant questions on respecting differences of peoples' lifestyle choices.

Great character ensemble with many superb and moving dramatic scenes that score credibility points; and they're not just scattershot, but hold everything in place. It just makes me assume that if Ingmar Bergman had made this (the drama would suit him!), the international attention probably would have been immediate.

7 out of 10 from Ozjeppe.


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