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I rymden finns inga känslor (2010)
Nice feel good movie!
It is a warm feel good movie, but it is worth noted that is has divided the Swedish Asperger community in half. Since Simon is fairly exaggerated and has every possible Asperger's trait most of us do regard him at almost a pure autistic level. At least almost.
Many who don't recognize him at all in themselves have claimed to outright hate the movie, and fear that it will contribute even more to spread erratic views on what Asperger's is and what can be expected from an aspie, based on some of the more not so nice things Simon do in the movie to complete strangers.
Myself, I agree on that the picturing of Asperger's in the movie follows a trend these days that only the aspies with very obvious treats of the syndrome are the ones shown in media instances, while most of us aspies in real life do look fairly normal to the surrounding world and are very used to hear "Oh, do you have Asperger's syndrome? I would never have thought so!" every so often.
On the other hand, there is another character in the movie, who feels very much more like a fairly normal aspie of the kind I know and have met a couple of hundred of in real life... - someone who rambles on and on in a couple of scenes about his special interest without even being quite sure anyone is listening.
And I have met aspies with each and every one of Simon's AS traits, just not ever all of them at the same time, nor so many of them. I would not say that an Aspergers's diagnose on someone like Simon would be outright plain wrong. It is a wide spectrum! All this being said, the movie is a warm and nice story about the love between two brothers. An aspie or someone else with knowledge should be prepared for maybe not liking the portrayal of the syndrome.
And Cecilia Forss is outstanding in the role of Jennifer!
Confusion, action... and well done...
A really good Swedish action movie, directed by young Jonas Frick (then aged 25), who had a career in directing music videos, and later turned into directing commercials.
Entertainer Björn Skifs stars this flick as a chemistry teacher who is framed by local drug dealers and innocently imprisoned for drug dealing. In jail he is put to work in the laundry room, and is forced to befriend and co-operate with the other laundry workers.
As it happens, these are all teamed up since years and know a secret way out of the prison, and are planning a big hit. They force Conny to participate in the scheme, and while they are secretly out of jail in the daylight hours Conny comes across some important leads to the drug dealers who framed him, and meets the beautiful police woman Susanne.
Can Conny put things together... making his laundry "friends" fail their big hit, framing the people who framed him... and still have Susanne...? The confusion leads up to some really great action scenes...
The story is very good, the camera work, the directing and the music score is really neat. And a little piece of candy for the horror movie fan... in one scene a hospital guard is reading an issue of Fangoria with Jason on the cover...
The movie was regarded as a really great flick when it came out in 1988, and personally I think it has passed the test of time really well...
It was also one of the first movies that teached me to sit in during the end titles in theaters and wait for possible epilogue scenes. I saw the movie twice in the theater, but it wasn´t until the video release I acutally saw the entire movie... ooops... Now I have learned the lesson...
Nice idea, poorly done
The idea was really amusing, but the concept wasn´t carried out very well. The script writers of this prequel about Jönssonligan as kids, didn´t bother to watch ALL the existing movies about Jönssonligan as grown ups, so this movie isn´t very consistent with the frame story as it had hitherto developed in the duration of the seven movies about the gang as adults.
Hence; The gang originally consisting of Sickan, Vanheden and Rocky, Vanheden´s first cousin Dynamt-Harry showing up later as a fourth member of the gang, Rocky then disappearing (as actor Nils Brandt had passed away) and Harry meeting Doris at that point.
Now, we are suddenly to believe that all of them - except the completely forgotten-about Rocky (sic) - were class mates at the age of nine in 1954.
Furthermore, in the very first movie Varning för Jönssonligen we hear from dialog between Vanheden and Wall-Enberg, that Wall-Enberg was born in 1923, and married at Seglora kyrka on June 6, 1945. In the same movie Wall-Enberg hired "Biffen", who was a harbour worker, to eliminate Sickan, and it wasn´t until the third movie "Biffen" had become Wall-Enbergs chauffeur.
Now, all of a sudden, Wall-Enberg and "Biffen" were ALSO class mates with the gang in 1954. Sequel/prequel consistency ZIP!!!!
Despite all those flaws the movie is really amusing, but it actually doesn´t work as a prequel to all those movies it bears no consistency with. That part of the concept could have been much much better done.
Where is Vanheden´s brother Leopold? (Also mentioned in Varning för Jönssonligen).
Jönssonligan without Jönsson
In this sixth installment in the series, Gösta Ekman was no longer interested in playing the part, and Charles-Ingvar Jönsson had to be written out of the series. Instead, Vanheden and Dynamit-Harry find themselves hooked up with a confused doctor Max Adrian Busé in a scheme to steal the Romanov family´s black diamond.
The movie actually does well despite the lack of the previous brain of the gang. Peter Haber plays the part of Dr M. A. Busé really well, and there are a number of really amusing scenes.
Mannen som blev miljonär (1980)
Hilarious action comedy
Gösta Ekman and Björn Gustafson as crooks together a couple of years before the concept of "Jönssonligan". And great comedy star Brasse Brännström as a secret police, who meets up with the brain behind the crooks in the hilarious grand finale, taking place at the old long lost, since destroyed, train station at Huddinge (a southern suburb of Stockholm, most known for its well renowned second division hockey team, original club of NHL pros Michael Nylander and Jan Mertzig - AND furthermore Peter Forsberg made his senior hockey debut with MoDo meeting Huddinge in their home arena).
The movie has some absolutely marvelous scenes, not the least those where Gustafson and Ekman argue heavily disguised in Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck masks. A large part is also played by the notorious old beaten up Toyota Crown, driven first by Gustafson, and later refusing to start on Ekman, when Gustafson´s part "Bosse" is to be.... well, make sure you get to see this classic movie, and see for yourself!