6.4/10
124
2 user

Kvinnorna på taket (1989)

An innocent and beautiful teenage girl, Linnea takes a garret room in Stockholm just before WWI. She begins work for a dour older man, but soon meets an interesting young woman, Anna, a ... See full summary »
Reviews
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Friends (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A family of six invades the life and apartment of a lonely man.

Director: Kjell-Åke Andersson
Stars: Dennis Christopher, Sven Wollter, Stellan Skarsgård
Oxen (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge ... See full summary »

Director: Sven Nykvist
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Ewa Fröling, Erland Josephson
Comedy | Thriller | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Police Inspector Ghote lives a middle-class life in Bombay along with his wife, Pratima. He has been employed with the Bombay Police for many years. His wife is generally disgruntled and ... See full summary »

Directors: Zafar Hai, M.R. Shahjahan
Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Stellan Skarsgård, Amjad Khan
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Inspired by real-life Elsa Andersson, this mostly fictional movie tells the story of her upbringing as a farmer's daughter, in the early 1900s, who dreams of getting away from the farm and becoming an aviatrix.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Amanda Ooms, Rikard Wolff, Björn Granath
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen
The Slingshot (1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he ... See full summary »

Director: Åke Sandgren
Stars: Jesper Salén, Stellan Skarsgård, Basia Frydman
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

His name is Carl Hamilton from a Swedish noble family - trained by the CIA and a army SEAL. When a group of terrorists based in Sweden threatens to initiate their diabolic plans - the Coq Rouge Carl Hamilton is activated.

Director: Per Berglund
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Lennart Hjulström, Krister Henriksson
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The life and times of the Scandinavian artists' colony who lived in Skagen on the Danish coast during the 1890s. Not so much a biographical account, rather a portrait of a way of life. The ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Grede
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Lene Brøndum, Pia Vieth
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Swedish national Raoul Wallenberg, newcomer to politics and international machinations, travels to German-occupied Budapest during WWII in order to effectively intervene in the fate of ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Grede
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Katharina Thalbach, Károly Eperjes
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Linnea
...
Anna
...
Willy
Percy Brandt ...
Fischer
Lars Ori Bäckström ...
Holger
Katarina Olsson ...
Gerda
...
Oskar
...
Vicar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johan Bergenstråhle ...
Photographer Halling
Marie Dahlgren ...
Anna, 12 år
Annika Fehling ...
Krogpiga
Aaron Girard ...
Banker
Annmari Kastrup ...
Teaterfolk
Efva Lilja ...
Teaterfolk
Karl Nykvist ...
Teaterfolk
Edit

Storyline

An innocent and beautiful teenage girl, Linnea takes a garret room in Stockholm just before WWI. She begins work for a dour older man, but soon meets an interesting young woman, Anna, a photographer. They form a relationship based on mutual attraction; soon they are lovers. From Anna, Linnea learns the craft of photography; European politics heat up, and Anna's even-tempered and versatile boyfriend Willy suddenly returns to take up with her again and with Linnea, too. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 1989 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Frauen auf dem Dach  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The plot is a mystery
29 April 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

"Kvinnorna på taket" is a slow-paced Swedish drama about… well, that's my main objection against this film: what *is* it about? Don't ask me although I've just seen it. Even though you might be confused about the plot for most of the film, most of what happens will be explained the last ten minutes or so, but as I said: the plot is -- according to me -- a mystery. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful fim, and the three actors Amanda Ooms, Helena Bergström (interesting to see her in such an early role), and Stellan Skarsgård do wonderful jobs, and it *is* strangely engrossing. However, for me it is only an average film, while the acting truly is brilliant.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page