That’s the title of a movie we watched last night.
It’s a Swedish movie … we watched it on Netflix, and it had subtitles. It was released 2004, so I had not seen it before, but heard about it. [Read more here]
I loved it … we both did! After seven years away from home, it’s very … special, to hear the language spoken — in this case even in the dialect up north. To see all those little, familiar things that you never really reflect upon when you’ve lived in a place all your life. The store, the church hall … things like that. Much of the natural scenery is very similar to here.
The characters were very well sketched … most kinds were represented, like it could be in a small village in northern Sweden. This is a different Sweden than the glossy life with dress codes and all that jazz that you may experience in Stockholm … Like all other countries — Sweden is multi-faceted.
If you ever come across this film … it’s highly recommended, and not just because it’s from my homeland.
The woman, who sings here … Helen Sjöholm, is from Sundsvall … the next town from where I lived. I remember well, when she applied and got accepted for the role as Kristina, in the musical «Kristina from Duvemåla».