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...
Director: Ulf Malmros.
Cast: Kjell Bergqvist, Anastasios Soulis, Rebecca Scheja, Cecilia Nilsson, Brasse Brännström, Marcus Hasselborg, Gachugo Makini, Göran Thorell, Ann Petrén, Pale Olofsson, Anna Kristina Kallin, Ralph Carlsson, Jerker Fahlström.
Sweden, Denmark, 2000.
Language: Swedish, Russian.
|Den Bästa Sommaren / A Summer Tale. 2000.