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Simple Simon (2010)

I rymden finns inga känslor (original title)
A younger brother with Aspergers syndrome helps his older brother find a girlfriend.

Director:

Andreas Öhman

Writers:

Jonathan Sjöberg (screenplay), Andreas Öhman (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Skarsgård ... Simon
Martin Wallström ... Sam
Cecilia Forss Cecilia Forss ... Jennifer
Sofie Hamilton Sofie Hamilton ... Frida
Kristoffer Berglund Kristoffer Berglund ... Peter
Jimmi Edlund Jimmi Edlund ... Björn
Susanne Thorson ... Jonna
Mats Qviström Mats Qviström ... Arbetsledaren
Per Andersson Per Andersson ... Den 'franska' kocken
Lotta Tejle Lotta Tejle ... Simons mamma
Ingmar Virta Ingmar Virta ... Simons pappa
Linda Skogh Linda Skogh ... Klara
Petra Nylander Petra Nylander ... Lisa
Sanne Mikaelsdotter Sanne Mikaelsdotter ... Perfekt tjej
Siri Hjorton Wagner Siri Hjorton Wagner ... Videobutikstjej (as Siri Hjorton-Wagner)
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Storyline

When Sam's girlfriend breaks up with him he becomes depressed. To cheer him up, and get things back to normal, his socially awkward brother Simon (Skarsgård) decides to set out on a quest to find Sam a new, perfect, girlfriend. Struggling with his own Asperger Syndrome, the quest is more difficult than Simon first expected. Written by alla_alskar_anna

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There are no feelings in outer space.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

3 September 2010 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Askin Formülü Yok See more »

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Production Co:

Naive See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The watch used by Simon is designed by Swedish designer Jimmy Millblad. The brand of the watch is Lambretta Watches. See more »

Connections

Edited from I rymden finns inga känslor (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

It Pays To Belong
Performed by: The Embassy (aka Fredrik Lindson and Björn Håkansson)
Written by Fredrik Lindson and Björn Håkansson
(c) Service
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there may not be feelings in outer space, but there are quite a few in this movie
25 October 2018 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Even before Andreas Öhman's "I rymden finns inga känslor" (called "Simple Simon" in English) identified its protagonist as someone with Asperger's, I noticed that he displayed a number of the characteristics: intense focus on a topic, awkward communication, and preference for structured, unchanging schedules. Sweden's submission to the 83 Academy Awards does an excellent job depicting Asperger's without turning it into a joke, although it does manage to be funny. With his role as Simon here and his role as Pennywise in last year's "It", Bill Skarsgård is showing himself to be a fine thespian. I recommend it.

PS: keep watching after the credits.


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