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A Serious Game (2016)

Den allvarsamma leken (original title)
An adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg's novel "The Serious Game" from 1912. The great Swedish love story.

Director:

Pernilla August

Writers:

Lone Scherfig, Hjalmar Söderberg (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sverrir Gudnason ... Arvid Stjärnblom
Karin Franz Körlof ... Lydia Stille
Liv Mjönes ... Dagmar Randel
Michael Nyqvist ... Markel
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard ... Carl Lidner
Sven Nordin Sven Nordin ... Markus Roslin
Richard Forsgren Richard Forsgren ... Lovén
Göran Ragnerstam ... Anders Stille
Staffan Göthe ... Stjarnblom
Sophie Tolstoy Sophie Tolstoy ... Fröken Zeijlon
Thomas Segerström Thomas Segerström ... Cedergren
Peter Larsdotter Peter Larsdotter ... Petterson
Pelle Sandberg Pelle Sandberg ... Dir. Randel
Ia Langhammer ... Mrs. Randel
Malin Persson Malin Persson ... Felicia
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Storyline

Once Lydia was the innocent girl - a daughter of a painter - that young journalist Arvid fell in love with out in the archipelago. Or did he? Did he fall in love with the idea of what love is supposed to be? In its clearest, most untainted form. The beauty of love, the match made in heaven, the love at first sight. Arvid feels that he wants to make an importance in the world and make a clear break from his social background. His ambition stands in the way of marriage and the love slips away. A decade has past since they first set eyes on each other. Now both are married. Yet not with each other. They meet again and end up having an affair. An affair that forces the couple to reflect upon the time passed, how different they both have become and how far away from each other they actually are. The consequences of their affair are unforeseeable. In the hands of Lone Scherfig one of the most celebrated stories of Swedish literature have become a heartbreaking, humorous and erotic tale ... Written by The Producers

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Serious Game See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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Budget:

€5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on Hjalmar Söderberg's novel (1912) with the same name. See more »

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Version of Games of Love and Loneliness (1977) See more »

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Love on the verge of life or death
16 July 2019 | by curt-hagerkloSee all my reviews

Very serious drama on the subject of young love which can't be forgotten until fulfilled.


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