A Summer Tale

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Den bästa sommaren
Directed by Ulf Malmros
Produced by Lars Jönsson
Written byUlf Malmros
Lars Johansson
Music by Dan Sundquist
Henrik Medquist
CinematographyMats Olofsson
Edited byFredrik Abrahamsen, Michal Leszczylowski
Production
company
Zentropa
Distributed by Film i Väst
Sonet Film
Sandrew Metronome
Release date
  • 8 March 2000 (2000-03-08)
Running time
91 minutes
Country Sweden, Denmark
LanguageSwedish

A Summer Tale is a 2000 Swedish-Danish comedy-drama. Its original Swedish title is Den bästa sommaren, which means "The Best Summer". Written and directed by Ulf Malmros, the film stars Kjell Bergqvist, Rebecca Scheja, Cecilia Nilsson, and Brasse Brännström, and was produced by Zentropa and Memfis Film.

The year 2000 in film involved some significant events. The top grosser worldwide was Mission: Impossible 2. Domestically in North America, Gladiator won the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Actor.

Cinema of Sweden overview of the Swedish film industry

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Cinema of Denmark

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Plot

The film takes place in 1958 in Molkom, where two children, Mårten from Stockholm and Annika from Uppsala, will be "summer children" to Yngve Johansson, who every summer takes children to his home, but it has been bad earlier years. In the beginning Mårten and Annika don't like Yngve, but they love each other more and more and they also start liking Yngve. Maybe he isn't as bad as they think? This summer'll move everything in their life for all future.

Molkom Place in Värmland, Sweden

Molkom is a locality situated in Karlstad Municipality, Värmland County, Sweden with 1,863 inhabitants in 2010.

Stockholm Capital city in Södermanland and Uppland, Sweden

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 965,232 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.6 million in the urban area, and 2.4 million in the metropolitan area. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea. Outside the city to the east, and along the coast, is the island chain of the Stockholm archipelago. The area has been settled since the Stone Age, in the 6th millennium BC, and was founded as a city in 1252 by Swedish statesman Birger Jarl. It is also the capital of Stockholm County.

Uppsala Place in Uppland, Sweden

Uppsala is the capital of Uppsala County and the fourth-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö. It had 168,096 inhabitants in 2017.

Cast

Kjell Bergqvist Swedish actor

Kjell Bertil Leonard Bergqvist is a Swedish actor.

Anastasios Soulis actor

Anastasios Soulis is a Swedish actor. He was born to a Greek father, Georgios Soulis and a Finnish mother, Katariina Nerg.

Rebecca Scheja actress

Ania Rebecca Scheja is a Swedish actress, disc jockey (DJ), singer, songwriter and record producer. She is the daughter of Staffan and Marianne Scheja and sister of Leonard Scheja. As a student she attended the Adolf Fredrik's Music School in Stockholm.

Production

The film was shot at Björkås Herrgård in Vargön, Restad Gård in Vänersborg, Anten-Gräfsnäs Railway, in Upphärad and in Sjuntorp. It premiered (in Sweden) on 8 March 2000 and is recommended from 7 years.

Vargön Place in Västergötland, Sweden

Vargön is a locality situated in Vänersborg Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 4,919 inhabitants in 2010. Vargön is noted for Vargön Alloys, a metal manufacturer which uses about 2% of the electricity in Sweden.

Vänersborg Place in Västergötland, Sweden

Vänersborg is a locality and the seat of Vänersborg Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 21,699 inhabitants Until 1997 it was the capital of Älvsborg County, which was dissolved in 1998. Since 1999 Vänersborg has been the seat of the regional parliament of Västra Götaland County. The city is located on the southern shores of lake Vänern, close to where the river Göta älv leaves the lake.

Upphärad Place in Västergötland, Sweden

Upphärad is a locality situated in Trollhättan Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden with 588 inhabitants in 2010.

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Danish Film Database

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