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Like It Never Was Before (1995)

Pensionat Oskar (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 3 March 1995 (Sweden)
The Runeberg family is an ordinary middle class family, with a house in a suburb, a car and three children. By vacationing in a rented house by the sea, the hope is that the tension and ... See full summary »

Director:

Susanne Bier

Writer:

Jonas Gardell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Loa Falkman ... Rune Runeberg
Stina Ekblad ... Gunnel Runeberg
Simon Norrthon Simon Norrthon ... Petrus
Philip Zandén ... Superintendent
Sif Ruud ... Evelyn
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Hjördis
Ingvar Hirdwall ... Strange Man
Ulla Skoog ... Beach Tennis Woman
Per Sandberg Per Sandberg ... Beach Tennis Man
Anna-Lena Hemström Anna-Lena Hemström ... Mona
Claire Wikholm ... Britt Dagerman
Per Eggers ... Bertil Dagerman
Jakob Eklund ... Harry
Bengt Blomgren ... Runeberg's Boss
Kalle Eriksson Kalle Eriksson ... Viktor Runeberg
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Storyline

The Runeberg family is an ordinary middle class family, with a house in a suburb, a car and three children. By vacationing in a rented house by the sea, the hope is that the tension and anxiety between Rune and Gunnel will disappear. However, instead of spending time with his family, Rune finds himself attracted to a young man, Petrus. Whatever happens next, Rune realizes, it will be like it never was before. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

Kärlek och magi. Frihet och vansinne.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

3 March 1995 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Like It Never Was Before See more »

Filming Locations:

Burgsvik, Gotlands län, Sweden See more »

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Budget:

SEK13,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Soundtracks

VAD JAG SÖKTE, VAD JAG FANN
Music by Johan Söderqvist
Lyrics by Jonas Gardell
Performed by Per Westerlund (guitar)
Sung by Claes Janson
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Shallow failure
12 April 1999 | by ads-12See all my reviews

Pretty banal film that makes you wonder why and for whom it was made. Acting, script and direction is not very good (to put it mildly) - it wants to be "cosy" and "cute" but fails. At best, trivial. At worst, extremely shallow and empty.


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