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A Summer Tale (2000)

Den bästa sommaren (original title)
Two kids move in with a lonely undertaker who is secretly in love with the town's school teacher.

Director:

Ulf Malmros

Writers:

Ulf Malmros, Vasa (as Lars Johansson)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kjell Bergqvist ... Yngve Johansson
Anastasios Soulis ... Mårten
Rebecca Scheja Rebecca Scheja ... Annika
Cecilia Nilsson Cecilia Nilsson ... Miss Svanström
Brasse Brännström ... Sven
Marcus Hasselborg Marcus Hasselborg ... Harald
Gachugo Makini Gachugo Makini ... Jacques
Göran Thorell Göran Thorell ... Erik Olsson
Ann Petrén ... Ljungström
Pale Olofsson Pale Olofsson ... Head Waiter
Anna Kristina Kallin Anna Kristina Kallin ... Nurse
Ralph Carlsson ... Priest
Jerker Fahlström ... Messenger
Johan Holmberg Johan Holmberg ... Policeman
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Storyline

The summer of '58, the year Sweden almost won the world championship in soccer over Brazil, Yngve Johansson accepts two children to live with him during the summer, as told through the eyes of a young boy. His name is Mårten, and the other child's name is Annika. She is a rough girl, with many problems. The three of them do not get along, and Yngve is a true dictator to the children's eyes. However, when the children discover that their new guardian has a crush on their teacher (Cecilia Nilsson), they do what they can to bring the two together. Soon enough, the three will discover that they have a lot more in common than they previously imagined, and together they can make their lives worth living again. This is a sweet story about life in Sweden in the mid 1900's. It is about family, love, hate, innocent friendship that we all can relate to, and much, much more. The movie invites laughter as well as tears, and the actors, both the young and the old, are very talented and the best ... Written by alla_alskar_anna

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

8 March 2000 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Summer Tale See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Memfis Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Yngve Johansson: [going back and forth over a speed bump with the herse] Well, kids, wasn't that fun? You better enjoy yourselves now, because you never know when you'll have fun next time.
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Connections

Referenced in The Wedding Photographer (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Öppna ditt fönster, släpp in lite sol
Written by Engström / Larsson
Performed by Cecilia Nilsson
Courtesy of Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia, AB
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Fine film
8 October 2000 | by AKS-6See all my reviews

"Den bästa sommaren" is a very entertaining and charming Swedish film set in rural Sweden in the 1950s. Once again Ulf Malmros has written a great script (he also wrote the script for e.g. the Swedish "cult" tv-series "Rapport till himlen"). And once again Malmros works with Kjell Bergqvist who is simply brilliant in this film. The character suits him perfectly. So, basically, what's best about this film is Bergqvist, but the movie in itself is also very entertaining and funny.


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