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Under the Sun

6.6
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Original title
Under solen (Under the Sun)
Year
Running time
118 min.
Country
Sweden Sweden
Director
Screenwriter
Colin Nutley, Johanna Hald, David Neal (Story: H. E. Bates)
Music
Paddy Moloney
Cinematography
Jens Fischer
Cast
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Producer
Sweetwater / Svensk Filmindustri / Swedish Television / Film i Väst / Nordisk Film, TV-Fond
Genre
Drama | Erotic
Movie Groups
H. E. Bates Adaptations
New
Synopsis / Plot
Olof lives alone on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik, who helps him in the afternoons. Once a sailor, Erik brags of having known hundreds of women. Out of the blue, Olof advertises in the local paper for a young lady housekeeper, and Ellen, a middle-class city woman, arrives to take over the house and, as the summer goes on, Olof's heart and Erik's desire as well.
Awards
1999: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1999: San Sebastián: Special Jury Mention
1998: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): 2 nominations
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