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Tillsammans (2000)

Director:
Lukas Moodysson
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Together
COUNTRY
Sweden
GENRE
Comedy/Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE TITLE
Tillsammans
RUNNING TIME
106 minutes
Producer:
Lars Jönsson
Screenwriter:
Lukas Moodysson


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Elisabeth Lisa Lindgren
Rolf Michael Nyqvist ½
Eva Emma Samuelsson
Stefan Sam Kessel
Göran Gustaf Hammarsten ½
Anna Jessica Liedberg
Lasse Ola Rapace
Tet Axel Zuber
Klas Shanti Roney
Erik Andersson Olle Sarri
Lena Anja Lundqvist
Birger Sten Ljunggren
Fredrik Henrik Lundström

 

Review

This rich, layered and unusually funny film is a wonderful satirical study of a socialist/hippie commune in Stockholm in 1975. Created by Lukas Moodyson (Fucking Åmål), the film plays like a greatest hits of timeless scenes. Every observation and every character is handled with a perfect combination of ironic distance and utmost sensitivity by Moodyson, who not only demonstrates a deep understanding for everyone of his wide array of characters, but also has the creativity to put them in a flux of hilarious situations where their highly different perspectives and personalities clash. There's ill-placed romances, overzealous politicization, and a full spectrum of sexualities surfacing, all leading to a variety of miscommunication and quarrels, but also awakenings and warmth. That last word is perhaps the best for describing how Moodyson views and treats this characters, and it's also largely what makes Tillsammans such an uplifting, universal and delightful experience. This is a film for all ages and all times.

Re-reviewed: Copyright © 22.05.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
Original review: Copyright ©
24.09.2004 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang