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Videoman (2018)

Videomannen (original title)
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A VHS collector and a woman obsessed with the 80s, both alcoholics, initiates a romance that helps them battle their personal failures.
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Stefan Sauk ... Ennio Midena
Lena Nilsson ... Simone Karlsson
Morgan Alling ... Giallo-Bosse
Amanda Ooms ... Simones kollega - Simone's Colleague
Martin Wallström ... Chefen - The Boss
Kim Theodoridou Bergquist Kim Theodoridou Bergquist ... Kristin
Anna Wallander ... Maggan
Victor von Schirach ... Oskar med K - Oskar with a K
Ove Wolf Ove Wolf ... VHS kund - VHS Customer
Sven Wollter ... Grannen - The Neighbor
Carolin Stoltz ... Faceless
Helena Jansson Helena Jansson ... Lena
Ennio Midena Ennio Midena ... Fastighetsskötare - Janitor
Darko Savor Darko Savor ... Man med huva - Man with Hood
Daniel Ekeroth Daniel Ekeroth ... Jonas 'Franco' Karlsson (as Daniel Dellamorte)
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Storyline

A VHS collector with a drinking problem finds a valuable movie that could save him from eviction. When the movie gets stolen he starts a desperate hunt for a perpetrator. An alcoholic woman obsessed with the 80s is a victim of work place bullying and struggles to develop a relationship with her grown up daughter. These outsiders joined by nostalgia and broken dreams starts a romance and make each other self aware, a step in the right direction when trying to solve their respective problems. Written by Kristian A. Söderström

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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Ennio's basement was shot on location in the real Ennio Midena's basement where he keeps all the VHS from his old video store, it was just slightly refurnished. Also, the scenes with the other collectors were shot in the apartments of some real life collectors. See more »

Quotes

Ennio Midena: I'm a positive person. Definitely. Who's disappointed a lot.
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Connections

References The Double (1971) See more »

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Have You Ever Been in Love?
Written by Johan Agebjörn, Roger Gunnarsson, Thomas Barbey
Vocals Tom Hooker
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Collectors choice
17 January 2019 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

This may have a bigger impace on people who had video store to go to. And I mean the one that had VHS tapes to rent or sell you. And then there is the Giallo aspect to it. I'm not really a fan of the genre overall, but you do can feel the love the director has for the genre. There are so many references to it. And the other great thing (if you are into that): it mixes comedy (not slapstick mind you) and horror - and it does a fantastic job at that.

Then take the acting and it goes beyond all. It really is something and while it may not affect everyone who watches it, the sheer amount of dedication (the years it took to make and so forth) is amazing. Just for that I got mad love for this movie - and the director is one of the nicest people you can meet. And just to be clear, only met him once (festival) and loved the movie even before meeting (and telling him about it)


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Sweden

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Swedish | English

Release Date:

1 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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