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Dear Alice (2010)

För kärleken (original title)
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Very different lives, becomes interweaved during what seems like an ordinary day. Franzis Namazi (Danny Glover) is a newly arrived immigrant from Gambia to Sweden. He is about to give up on... See full summary »

Director:

Osmond Karim (as Othman Karim)

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Linda Aronson (dramaturge), Osmond Karim (screenplay) (as Othman Karim) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mina Azarian Mina Azarian ... Affärsinnehavare
Evamaria Björk Evamaria Björk ... Mona
Cecilia Borssén Cecilia Borssén ... Lärarinnan
Tobias Borvin Tobias Borvin ... Richard
Ulf Brunnberg ... Bosse Krantz
Jörgen Darfelt Jörgen Darfelt ... Polisinspektören
Caroline Davidsson Caroline Davidsson ... TV receptionist
Ella Ejiofor Ella Ejiofor ... Maya Said
Hugo Emretsson Hugo Emretsson ... Polis 2
Sten Erici Sten Erici ... Bankman
Mia Florberger Mia Florberger ... Tomas sekreterare
Gabiel Jari Flores Gabiel Jari Flores ... Man 1 Socialkontor
Peter Gardiner Peter Gardiner ... Moses Said
Rigmor Grönwall Rigmor Grönwall ... receptionist Socialen
Danny Glover ... Franzis Namazi
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Very different lives, becomes interweaved during what seems like an ordinary day. Franzis Namazi (Danny Glover) is a newly arrived immigrant from Gambia to Sweden. He is about to give up on his little store selling African art. Karin Carlsson-Said (Tuva Novotny) is a lawyer who is about to enter a new important step in her career as a lawyer. Her husband Moses (Peter Gardiner) must send money to his hospitalized father in Uganda, but there are problems with the transaction and has issues with keeping up his work as a Social Worker. Bosse (Ulf Brunnberg) is the TV star who finds out he has been fired off his own show and finds his young wife with another man, Hakan (Stefan Sauk) is a charming celebrity with an alcohol problem and now once again needs help from his lawyer Karin Carlsson-Said. Written by AnonymousB

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Ambitious!
3 April 2013 | by rolanddddSee all my reviews

In many ways, the plot in this movie closely resembles Crash (2004). Prejudice is rife, tensions arise slowly and climaxes around a horrific traffic accident. Generally, Swedish society is generally believed to be pretty low on racial prejudice, at least that is the picture painted in the general media. However, director (and immigrant) Othman Karim wants to show another Sweden in this movie.

Most Swedes in this movie are generally portrayed as cold, greedy, distant and indifferent. The notable exception is the African man portrayed by Danny Glover, who is nice to everybody but encounters hostility wherever he goes.

The movie is stylish and contains many beautifully shot scenes, not often seen in Swedish movies. Though the plot is flawed and incoherent and the quality of the acting is both high and low, it is apparent that this is one of the more ambitious movies made in Sweden in recent years, and though it has its flaws it is pretty entertaining and well worth watching.


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9 July 2010 (Sweden) See more »

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