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Den allvarsamma leken (2016)

An adaptation of Hjalmar Söderberg's novel "The Serious Game" from 1912. The great Swedish love story.

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Once Lydia was the innocent girl - a daughter of a painter - that young journalist Arvid fell in love with out in the archipelago. Or did he? Did he fall in love with the idea of what love is supposed to be? In its clearest, most untainted form. The beauty of love, the match made in heaven, the love at first sight. Arvid feels that he wants to make an importance in the world and make a clear break from his social background. His ambition stands in the way of marriage and the love slips away. A decade has past since they first set eyes on each other. Now both are married. Yet not with each other. They meet again and end up having an affair. An affair that forces the couple to reflect upon the time passed, how different they both have become and how far away from each other they actually are. The consequences of their affair are unforeseeable. In the hands of Lone Scherfig one of the most celebrated stories of Swedish literature have become a heartbreaking, humorous and erotic tale ... Written by The Producers

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Based on Hjalmar Söderberg's novel (1912) with the same name. See more »

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Version of Den allvarsamma leken (1945) See more »

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Love and Money
21 April 2017 | by (Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

A Serious Game is a solid costume drama. The serious game is, of course, the game of love. Two young people meet and immediately fall deeply in love, but each marry other people for money. But they can't let their love go, so they screw up their lives and the lives of everyone around them.

It felt a lot like many other 19th century novels and plays. This one was actually from a 1912 novel, though you wouldn't know it aside from a reference to Bolshevism.

If this sort of story has any appeal to you, it is definitely worth a try.


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