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Skenbart: En film om tåg (2003)

On a train in 1945 a train conductor is in charge of a motley bunch: a failed author who means well but creates chaos; a soldier who is actually on the wrong train; a doctor who wants to ... See full summary »

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Gunnar
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Anna Björk ...
Marie
Kristina Törnqvist ...
Karin
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The Soldier
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The Conductor
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Märit
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Pompe
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Sixten
Jakob Stefansson ...
The Waiter
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The Bartender
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The Nun
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Young Nun (as Hanna Fred Ekman)
Ella Bjurling ...
Girl in White Cape
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On a train in 1945 a train conductor is in charge of a motley bunch: a failed author who means well but creates chaos; a soldier who is actually on the wrong train; a doctor who wants to murder his wife; a gay man who hates men; and two nuns with religious doubts. Written by Anonymous

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The exterior scenes for the movie, while it's set in the winter of 1945, was filmed during mid-summer in Sweden. See more »

Goofs

Set in December 1945, Gunnar writes a letter to his publisher Bonniers advising them not to accept Astrid Lindgren's first novel "Pippi Longstocking". Bonniers did in fact reject the script but in 1944. The novel was first published in November 1945 by a another publisher. See more »

Quotes

Sixten: [Sixten introducing his lover] This is Pompe, Pompe the sissy.
Pompe: What does that make you?
Sixten: I'm attracted to men only because I hate women, that's completely different.
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References Murder on the Orient Express (1974) See more »

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Solen lyser även på liten stuga
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Music by Kai Gullmar, lyrics by Gus Morris
Performed by Robert Gustafsson
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Extremely funny Swedish movie.
8 January 2004 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

`Skenbart' is one of the funniest movies to not only to come from Peter Dalle but from the Swedish cinema industry itself. It is a movie made in black and white to get something of the atmosphere from the days before Christmas in December 1945, which it does very well. Almost the whole plot takes place on a train, non-stop to Berlin. On the train is a mix of homosexuals, nuns, deported refugees, murderers, alcoholics and the failure literature critic 'Gunnar' played by the, in Sweden, famous actor Gustav Hammarsten. The leading role 'Gunnar' is the type of person that, although his intentions are for the best, seems to drag everyone near him, in a extremely funny way, into disaster and to a living hell, especially for a from the Finnish war, homecoming, wounded soldier played by the extremely funny comedian Robert Gustafsson. On the train is also a doctor, who cheats on his wife, with his mistress. They have together planned to murder the doctors wife that is also travelling with the same train without any knowledge about her husbands intentions. Will the wife of the doctor elude the plans to murder her and will everyone else survive the unlucky fellow 'Gunnar'?


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