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Livet är en schlager (2000)

Mona Bergström is a sweet euro-vision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish euro-vision pop stars. Her ... See full summary »

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Mona Bergström is a sweet euro-vision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish euro-vision pop stars. Her brother is a cross-dressing guy self-titled "Candy Darling". Mona works on a retirement home for disabled people, where she is responsible for taking care of a young man named David who suffers a movement restricting disease forcing him into a wheelchair. Davids parents has abandoned him as they wanted a normal child. Mona holds a big place in Davids heart, and vice versa. Davids goal is to get his parents to come and visit him, and he wants to show them that he is a great person, despite his handicap. Therefore he works with music on his computer, and his goal is to create a song, send it to "The Cardigans", a famous Swedish band and have them play the song and credit him, hoping his parents would spot it and want to visit him. Written by Opera_of_Death

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10 November 2000 (Sweden)  »

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Hånden på hjertet  »

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Carola Häggkvist, Lena Philipsson, Jean-Pierre Barda and other celebrities all appear as themselves. See more »

Quotes

Mona: [after a bad rehersal] Oh my god, that was just horrible!
Bosse: Oh come on, it wasn't that bad!
Mona: No it was horrible!
Bosse: Come on honey! I think it was quite OK
Mona: Well who the hell cares what do YOU think?!
[goes off]
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References Candid Camera (1948) See more »

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Nu är det jul igen
Musical Arrangement by Martin Willert
Sung by Helena Bergström, Thomas Hanzon, Lisa Olsen
Jessica Andersson, Amanda Rasmuson, Sandra Kassman
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Lovely Swedish film!
21 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

After having lived in Sweden for half a year, I truly appreciated this look into modern Swedish living. Schlager is to the Swedish what the ocean is to lemmings. They are all drawn to it instinctively.

A full-time nurse with three kids and an unemployed husband gets her lucky break and breaks through as a Swedish superstar.

A lot of laughs and frustration. Good acting, nice photography and above all a compelling story. 9/10.


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