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Skenbart: En film om tåg (2003)

On a train in 1945 a train conductor is in charge of a motley bunch: a failed author who means well but creates chaos; a soldier who is actually on the wrong train; a doctor who wants to ... See full summary »

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Karin
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Märit
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Pompe
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The Nun
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Ella Bjurling ...
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On a train in 1945 a train conductor is in charge of a motley bunch: a failed author who means well but creates chaos; a soldier who is actually on the wrong train; a doctor who wants to murder his wife; a gay man who hates men; and two nuns with religious doubts. Written by Anonymous

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Peter Dalle (the director) didn't want to do any acting in the movie, but after "some certain people" (Dalle's own words) thought he should act, he agreed to be the Conductor. See more »

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When Gunnar is talking to Sixten and Pompe, Sixten lays his newspaper on the table. It's folded and the header is upward. In the next shot the paper is up-side-down with the header downwards. See more »

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Conductor: [Gunnar has recently pulled the emergency brakes after seeing a man outside the train dressed up as Santa] Okay, my dear mister. You've crossed the line. Mutilating a war veteran, sure. Food poisoning war prisoners? That's okay - we can all have a bad day. But playing with the emergency brakes? It can be all the bloody christmas it wants. I hope you have a really, really good excuse for this!
Gunnar: I saw Santa Claus!
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References Braindead (1992) See more »

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Skenbart
Music by Benny Andersson, lyrics by Peter Dalle
Performed by Helen Sjöholm and Benny Anderssons Orkester
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Fun comedy in black and white, with Robert Gustafsson at his best!
4 January 2004 | by (Karlstad, Sweden) – See all my reviews

An interesting comedy, taking place on a train from Stockholm to Berlin, December 1945. One can't help to feel sorry for the poor writer/critic who quits his job and jumps on the train to Berlin. His ambition is to make a difference, and to participate in building the new unified Europe after the war has ended.

I like the black and white format of the movie, as well as the closed scenery of a train in motion.

Robert Gustafsson makes a classic "Gustafsson-role" in this movie. If you're a fan of him, this movie is for you!

The philosopher Wittgenstein, through his saying "One can never assume that anything is what it seems to be", is referenced several times in the movie.


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