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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:

Hjalmar Söderberg (novel), Lone Scherfig
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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 ... Mr. 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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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

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

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Version of Den allvarsamma leken (1945) See more »

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Flat with a touch of bad acting.
4 April 2020 | by jonathan-axel-lindSee all my reviews

Ouufh. don't know where to begin. Read the book instead. You will only be dissapointed about the bad acting and flatness. It could have been great, but falls deep into the "don't touch with a fork" tray of movies that should be forgotten for all eternity.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

9 September 2016 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,456
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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