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Under the Sun

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Original title
Under solen (Under the Sun)
Running time
118 min.
Sweden Sweden
Colin Nutley, Johanna Hald, David Neal (Story: H. E. Bates)
Paddy Moloney
Jens Fischer
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Sweetwater / Svensk Filmindustri / Swedish Television / Film i Väst / Nordisk Film, TV-Fond
Drama | Erotic
Movie Groups
H. E. Bates Adaptations
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.
1999: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
1999: San Sebastián: Special Jury Mention
1998: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): 2 nominations
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