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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
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David
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Bosse
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Producer
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Sabina
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Kikki
Jessica Andersson ...
Carola
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Lena Ph
Sandra Kassman ...
Anna Book
Katarina Ewerlöf ...
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Man in the Subway Speaking with Mona
Ia Langhammer ...
Waitress
Jessica Zandén ...
Mother at Cafeteria
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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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Hånden på hjertet  »

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

Quotes

Nurse: Long live schlager queen!
Mona: [looking suprised]
Nurse: Ohh ohhhh! Well we only could manage to collent for some flowers 'cause we just wanna say to you how proud we are!I mean we had no clue that you could write and sing songs it's just so amazing!
Mona: Oh! Whatta nice flowers, I dunno what to say..
Nurse: Long live schlager queen!
[claps with other nurses]
Mona: And do you know what happened today? A very nice guy called, his name was Leif and he's a producer
Nurse: [makes a shocked look] What?!?
Mona: And on the afternoon, he invited ...
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References The Walt Disney Christmas Show (1951) See more »

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Aldrig ska jag sluta älska dig
Music by Jesper Winge Leisner
Lyrics by Jonas Gardell
Performed by Helena Bergström
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Lovely Swedish film!
21 February 2003 | by (Beverly Hills, California) – 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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