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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefan Sauk ... Ennio Midena
Lena Nilsson ... Simone Karlsson
Morgan Alling ... Bosse
Martin Wallström ... Chefen / The Boss
Sven Wollter ... Grannen / The Neighbour
Helena Jansson Helena Jansson ... Lena
Amanda Ooms ... Kollegan / The Colleague
Carolin Stoltz ... Faceless
Darko Savor Darko Savor ... Faceless Partner
Anna Wallander Anna Wallander ... Maggan
Michael Östervee Michael Östervee ... Ralph
Mattias Palm Mattias Palm ... Sten
Kim Theodoridou Bergquist Kim Theodoridou Bergquist ... Kristin
Daniel Ekeroth Daniel Ekeroth ... Franco
Victor von Schirach ... Oskar
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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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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

24 August 2018 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Videoman See more »

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World Of Film AB See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The lead character, Ennio Midena, is loosely based on the real Gothenburg based video collector Ennio Midena. The real Ennio Midena also have a small role in the movie as a janitor. See more »

Quotes

Ennio Midena: I'm a positive person. Definitely. Who's dissapointed a lot.
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Featured in The Month in Movies: February 2019 (2019) See more »

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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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