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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 »

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Lena Koppel

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Trine Piil Christensen (screenplay) (as Trine Piil), Pär Johansson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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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Storyline

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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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:

SEK 6,000,000 (estimated)
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Hobab, Sonet Film See more »
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

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

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Över the Rainbow
Written by Harold Arlen, E.Y. Harburg
Performed by Freddie Wadling
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Brilliant!
24 March 2011 | by jenkan-9-246504See all my reviews

This movie is wonderful!! It is really fun, sad, entertaining and just brilliant. Very moving :) It is about a young man who doesn't really know what to do in life, who starts to work with mentally retarded people. They live a very boring life and for example, they spend 8 years trying to learn how to tie their shoes. Alex makes them have fun, something that is not popular with their parents. Instead of treating them like they are sick, he treats them like real, normal people. The movie is about doing what you want, not what's right. It is about breaking many rules in order to win something bigger. This movie will touch your heart in many ways. It is great! Go see it!


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