Under the Sun

Under the Sun (1998)

  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Release Date: 1998-12-25
  • User Rating: 5.3/10 from 12 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 10min
  • Language: svenska
  • Production Company: Svensk Filmindustri (SF)
  • Production Country: Sweden
  • Director: Colin Nutley
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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.

Under the Sun Trailer

  • Rolf Lassgård

    as Olof
  • Helena Bergström

    as Ellen Lind
  • Johan Widerberg

    as Erik Jonsson
  • Gunilla Röör

    as Newspaper Receptionist
  • Jonas Falk

    as Preacher
  • Linda Ulvaeus

    as Lena
  • Bergljót Arnadóttir

    as Shop assistant
  • Per Sandberg

    as Undertaker
  • Rikard Wolff

    as Narrator (voice)
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