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The Importance of Tying Your Own Shoes (2011)

Hur många lingon finns det i världen? (original title)
Alex's high opinion of himself isn't backed up by reality as he is unemployed and having trouble with his girlfriend. When he finally gets a job with the local council/municipality of ... See full summary »

Director:

Lena Koppel

Writers:

Trine Piil Christensen (screenplay) (as Trine Piil), Pär Johansson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sverrir Gudnason ... Alex
Vanna Rosenberg ... Hanna
Mats Melin Mats Melin ... Kjell-Åke
Theresia Widarsson Theresia Widarsson ... Filippa
Bosse Östlin Bosse Östlin ... Ebbe
Ellinore Holmer Ellinore Holmer ... Katarina
Maja Carlsson Maja Carlsson ... Kristina
Marie Robertson Marie Robertson ... Anna-Lena
Claes Malmberg ... Peter
Cecilia Forss Cecilia Forss ... Lisa
Eva Funck ... Mother of Leif
Jill Ung Jill Ung ... Mother of Katarina
Tommy Sporrong Tommy Sporrong ... Brother of kjell-Åke
Bill Hugg Bill Hugg ... Ryttmästaren
Nadine Kirschon Nadine Kirschon ... Laura
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Alex's high opinion of himself isn't backed up by reality as he is unemployed and having trouble with his girlfriend. When he finally gets a job with the local council/municipality of Hudiksvall his life is about to change. Suddenly Alex finds himself the leader of a local theatre group of people with learning difficulties. Through their work together, Alex comes to appreciate that we all have our own talents which can grow if given the opportunity and support. "How many cranberries are in the world?" is based on the work of the Glada Hudik Theatre whose performances have met with success in Sweden and internationally since it was formed in 1996. Written by Sparkleplanet

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Connections

Followed by Hur många kramar finns det i världen? (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Du är allt
Music and lyrics by Sonja Aldén
Arranged and produced by Per-Erik Domargård and Niklas Medin
Performed by Theresia Widarsson and Ellinore Holmer
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charming
19 March 2013 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

at first sigh, moralistic. but it is little more. a pledge for discover different common things. to give to the other a second chance. to help him be yourself. sure, it is not great. but it is seductive. first - for message. than - for performance. and for special sense of help. because this is its virtue - remember old things. nothing new. a young man searching his place. a not brilliant job. few Down syndrome people. shoes. a show. and success of a meeting. nothing new. but basic ingredient is measure. it is not a drama and, in fact, it is not a comedy. it is not pledge for values but it seems be a sunshine.a film about dedication and courage as seeds for miracle. that is all. because, for a period, each of us can be an Alex version.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

18 March 2011 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Kunst sich die Schuhe zu binden See more »

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Budget:

SEK6,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,012,245
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Hobab, Sonet Film See more »
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2.35 : 1
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