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Britt-Marie Was Here (2019)

Britt-Marie var här (original title)
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Britt-Marie, 63 years old, has just left a 40 year old marriage and her long life as a house wife. Being told she is a nagging passive aggressive aunt the new, only job, in small town Borg ... See full summary »

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Tuva Novotny
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pernilla August ... Britt-Marie
Lancelot Ncube ... Sami
Vera Vitali ... Anna
Peter Haber ... Kent
Olle Sarri ... Fredrik
Anders Mossling ... Sven
Mahmut Suvakci Mahmut Suvakci ... Memo
Malin Levanon ... Bank
Cecilia Milocco Cecilia Milocco ... Mamma
Stella Oyoko Bengtsson Stella Oyoko Bengtsson ... Vega
Hans Brorson Hans Brorson ... Pappa
Elliot Alabi Andersson Elliot Alabi Andersson ... Omar
Sigrid Högberg Sigrid Högberg ... Ingrid
Kevin Wesseh Kevin Wesseh ... Dino
Johanna Westfelt Johanna Westfelt ... Läkare
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Britt-Marie, 63 years old, has just left a 40 year old marriage and her long life as a house wife. Being told she is a nagging passive aggressive aunt the new, only job, in small town Borg will be quite challenging. Small town of Borg has no pride left except the young soccer team and Britt-Marie's new job is to coach them. This is the start of a journey filled with not only struggles and challenges, but also warmth and love. Written by spelling errors

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Taglines:

It's Never Too Late to Start Living

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

SF Studios [Sweden]

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | German

Release Date:

20 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Britt-Marie Was Here See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,090, 22 September 2019

Gross USA:

$36,549

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,862
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Some of the scenes are filmed in a small location called Lödöse, four Miles outsider Gothenburg. See more »

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A heartwarming film
19 June 2019 | by nina_glyndwrSee all my reviews

As other people have pointed out here, the book gives you more layers and background information and the film would probably work best if you read the book first, that way, you will be able to understand what's going on much better.

The acting was wonderful, the casting spot on. The children were delightful and not over the top.

So many aspects of the book had to be stripped out in order for a relatively linear story to survive and make sense in just 97 minutes. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the film immensely, watching it in Swedish with subtitles. The way the Swedes talk to each other, e.g. very simple, bare, stripped down reactions, underlines the emotional intensity. They might not say much, but there's a lot bubbling inside them - and this would be better understood if one had read the book first.

Throughout the film, I was rooting for Britt-Marie. I adore films where repressed and downtrodden characters slowly unfold - like a chrysalis turning into a butterfly.

What I would like to read now is a book called "What Britt-Marie Did Next". I feel there is more potential in that character.


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