Under the Sun

A young man 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 who helps him in the afternoons. Once a sailor, the friend brags of having known hundreds of women. Out of the blue, our hero advertises in the local paper for a young lady housekeeper, and a middle-class city woman, arrives to take over the house and, as the summer goes on, the attention of both men...
We regret the lack of foreign ratings. Swedish language with English subtitles.

121 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Sex) .
Drama, Romance


Rolf Lassgåard, Helena Bergström, Johan Widerberg, Gunilla Röouml;r
Colin Nutley
ScreenplayJohanna Hald, David Neal, Colin Nutley, from ''The Little Farm'' by H.E. Bates
MusicPaddy Maloney
CinematographyJens Fischer
Sound formatsDTS
Made in1998
Produced byFilm i Väst, Nordisk Film & TV-Fond, SVT Drama, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet, Sweetwater


Scale (Max)20

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Visitor Comments

Ronald Smart (53): An excellent movie all round. The use of Irish music in a Swedish movie worked out well and suited the mood of the rural setting. Typically a European film in that not too much happens and yet I was happy to sit for 2 hours enjoying what did happen. Comments over-heard from the audience as we left the cinema were all very favourable.

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