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En gång i Phuket (2011)

Sven, the average Swedish guy, bored with his life, decides to go to Thailand to write a novel and "get away from the rat race". He meets a range of peculiar characters and learns a few things about love, friendship and himself.

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Staffan Lindberg

Writer:

Peter Magnusson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Magnusson ... Sven
Susanne Thorson ... Anja
Jenny Skavlan ... Gitte
David Hellenius ... George
Grynet Molvig ... Svens mamma
Alexandra Rapaport ... Siri
Frida Hallgren ... Karin
Frida Westerdahl Frida Westerdahl ... Estelle
Mårten Klingberg Mårten Klingberg ... Fredrik
Yngve Dahlberg ... Druve
Matias Varela ... Jean Luc
Henrik Norlén ... Johan Påhlman
Hanna Alström ... Josefine
Johan Hallström Johan Hallström ... Magnus
Eric Rydman Eric Rydman ... Robert
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Sven, the average Swedish guy, bored with his life, decides to go to Thailand to write a novel and "get away from the rat race". He meets a range of peculiar characters and learns a few things about love, friendship and himself.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Norwegian | English | Thai

Release Date:

3 February 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Once Upon a Time in Phuket See more »

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$4,301,276
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2.35 : 1
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TV news anchor Anna Lindmarker and TV host Fredrik Skavlan appear as themselves. See more »

Goofs

The Skype conversation between Sven and his family ends by his sister saying that "Kalle Anka" is about to start. The Swedish Christmas show always starts at 3 PM local time, which means that the time in Thailand has to be 11 PM since the time difference is eight hours. Although, the sun is shining and it's clearly daylight from where Sven is calling from. See more »

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A New Sensation
Performed by James Cartriers
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Unexpected great movie!
28 February 2012 | by barn-304-724972See all my reviews

My wife and me went on a weekend to Østersund, Sweeden and decided to watch a Sweedish movie at the local cinema. We ended up at En gång i Phuket by dumb luck and man did we enjoy it. As two Norwegians we expected to see a dull and boring Swedish movie but this one got to be one of the best Sweden has ever produced. The humor was perfect and we, along with the rest of the audience laughed throughout the whole movie. I recommend this one to all Scandinavians and it's a pity it didn't reach the cinemas in Norway. Some of the actors may not have been the best around and my fellow country girl Jenny Skavlan is limited but she along with the Sweedish actors performed well above what we had expected.


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