Family Secrets

SF Film

It is the fall of ‘78 in a small town in central Sweden. Tennis star Björn Borg is a national hero and nuclear power is a hot topic. There has also been some worrying news about Punks coming from England. Meanwhile, we meet the Bendricks. They are a middle class family including Bosse, Mona and their three children Ola (17), Katta (15) and Morgan (12). They live in the house built by Bosse; they own two cars and a little powerboat on a lake near by. All is in order on the surface. But take a closer look and you will see how everything is on the verge of falling apart – just like Bosse’s jerrybuilt house. In fact, each member of the family has his own ‘secret’ life outside their home. A life unknown to the others and unspoken so that the fragile ‘happiness’ does not collapse. Mom meets an old boyfriend and their love is rekindled. Dad does not want mom to know that their home is on the verge of falling apart. Ola finds himself in the middle of the darkest side of puberty and Katta falls in love for the first time and becomes aware of her sexual being. At the end, it only takes a bit more pressure to split everything apart. And ironically its Morgan, the youngest, who sees the catastrophe coming. Yet, he also sees the pieces falling into place again, as it is only then that there is a chance to stand up and move on…

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Family Secrets

Title Family Secrets

Original title Familjehemligheter

Director Kjell Åke Andersson

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Alexander Pettersson, Anna Pettersson, Barbro Kollberg-Hildestrand, Cilla Thorell, Claes Hartelius, Conny Vakare, David Boati, David Törnwvist, Duncan Green, Emma Engström, Erik Johansson (3), Evelina Franzén, Fredrik Sjögren, Gunilla Paulsen, Ida Adolfsson, Jan Åström, Jennie Harrison, Johan Wahlström, Josef Cahoon, Linus Nord, Magnus Krepper, Malin Gramer, Maria Lundqvist, Mathias Henrikson, Mats Blomgren, Pierre Vilén, Rebecka Östergren, Rolf Lassgård, Sam Kessel, Sissela Kyle, Sverrir Gudnason, Tobias Aspelin, Ulrika Malmgren

Producer Anna Eriksson

Editor Darek Hodor

Production company Christiania Film

Release 2001 Jan, 26

Duration 103 min

It is the fall of ‘78 in a small town in central Sweden. Tennis star Björn Borg is a national hero and nuclear power is a hot topic. There has also been some worrying news about Punks coming from England. Meanwhile, we meet the Bendricks. They are a middle class family including Bosse, Mona and their three children Ola (17), Katta (15) and Morgan (12). They live in the house built by Bosse; they own two cars and a little powerboat on a lake near by. All is in order on the surface. But take a closer look and you will see how everything is on the verge of falling apart – just like Bosse’s jerrybuilt house. In fact, each member of the family has his own ‘secret’ life outside their home. A life unknown to the others and unspoken so that the fragile ‘happiness’ does not collapse. Mom meets an old boyfriend and their love is rekindled. Dad does not want mom to know that their home is on the verge of falling apart. Ola finds himself in the middle of the darkest side of puberty and Katta falls in love for the first time and becomes aware of her sexual being. At the end, it only takes a bit more pressure to split everything apart. And ironically its Morgan, the youngest, who sees the catastrophe coming. Yet, he also sees the pieces falling into place again, as it is only then that there is a chance to stand up and move on… It is the fall of ‘78 in a small town in central Sweden. Tennis star Björn Borg is a national hero and nuclear power is a hot topic. There has also been some worrying news about Punks coming from England. Meanwhile, we meet the Bendricks. They are a middle class family including Bosse, Mona and their three children Ola (17), Katta (15) and Morgan (12). They live in the house built by Bosse; they own two cars and a little powerboat on a lake near by. All is in order on the surface. But take a closer look and you will see how everything is on the verge of falling apart – just like Bosse’s jerrybuilt house. In fact, each member of the family has his own ‘secret’ life outside their home. A life unknown to the others and unspoken so that the fragile ‘happiness’ does not collapse. Mom meets an old boyfriend and their love is rekindled. Dad does not want mom to know that their home is on the verge of falling apart. Ola finds himself in the middle of the darkest side of puberty and Katta falls in love for the first time and becomes aware of her sexual being. At the end, it only takes a bit more pressure to split everything apart. And ironically its Morgan, the youngest, who sees the catastrophe coming. Yet, he also sees the pieces falling into place again, as it is only then that there is a chance to stand up and move on…

Title Family Secrets

Original title Familjehemligheter

Director Kjell Åke Andersson

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Alexander Pettersson, Anna Pettersson, Barbro Kollberg-Hildestrand, Cilla Thorell, Claes Hartelius, Conny Vakare, David Boati, David Törnwvist, Duncan Green, Emma Engström, Erik Johansson (3), Evelina Franzén, Fredrik Sjögren, Gunilla Paulsen, Ida Adolfsson, Jan Åström, Jennie Harrison, Johan Wahlström, Josef Cahoon, Linus Nord, Magnus Krepper, Malin Gramer, Maria Lundqvist, Mathias Henrikson, Mats Blomgren, Pierre Vilén, Rebecka Östergren, Rolf Lassgård, Sam Kessel, Sissela Kyle, Sverrir Gudnason, Tobias Aspelin, Ulrika Malmgren

Producer Anna Eriksson

Editor Darek Hodor

Production company Christiania Film

Release 2001 Jan, 26

Duration 103 min

Genre: Drama






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