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Daybreak (2003)

Om jag vänder mig om (original title)
Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest ... See full summary »

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Björn Runge

Writer:

Björn Runge
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pernilla August ... Agnes
Jakob Eklund ... Rickard
Leif Andrée ... Mats
Marie Richardson ... Sofie
Ann Petrén ... Anita
Peter Andersson ... Olof
Sanna Krepper Sanna Krepper ... Petra
Magnus Krepper ... Anders
Ingvar Hirdwall ... Knut
Marika Lindström ... Mona
Camilla Larsson Camilla Larsson ... Helen
Peter Lorentzon Peter Lorentzon ... Torsten
Angelica Olsson Angelica Olsson ... Hanna
Hampus Penttinen Hampus Penttinen ... Peter
Johan Kvarnström Johan Kvarnström ... Jonas (as John Kvarnström)
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Storyline

Sweden, shortly before Christmas. Surgeon Rickard is told the job he expected goes to a Dane, because of his substance abuse. It's too late to cancel dinner with his in-laws. The guest couple announces their in-vitro is a success. Then Richard's wife learns he cheated her with Sofie. Meanwhile ugly hag Anita trades drugs to afford a taser to use on her ex Olaf and his former physiotherapist. Workaholic builder Anders is disgusted by his grieve-deranged client Knut's plan and decides to spend time on his family, not just money. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

Same day, different lives...

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

14 November 2003 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Daybreak See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,350, 6 February 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,355, 13 February 2005
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Auto Images, Film i Väst See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

References The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) See more »

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Daybreak
Performed by Ebba Forsberg
Released by BAM
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Suburbian passions
27 December 2003 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

This is a Swedish film about sexual jealousy, if anybody remembers that thing. Jealousy because of the past and because of the present. Jealousy which is totally destructive and sometimes irrational, but still including possible forgiveness.

This is about the bitter ex-wife who still after three years wants to be taken into a psychiatric clinic because of the divorce. It's about the surgeon, who is cheating about his job, his house, his mistress, but everything is revealed in the end. It's about the mason who arrives for a job at the house of a middle-aged couple and learns what real despair is.

This is hard to see and definitely not for children, although the violence is not extreme. Ann Petrén and Johan Eklund are almost magnificent and this ought to be sent by Sweden as candidate for the Academy Awards, although it's chances might be much doubted. Anyway this film is to be strongly recommended. The plot is extreme (and clever) but people like this do still exist.


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