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Title:
Under solen Under the sun
Author:
Nutley, Colin.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
New York, NY : New Yorker Video, [2004]

©1998
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Sweet but lonesome Olof lives by himself on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read or write, he is forced to take people on trust. Olof must depend upon his younger friend Erik to help him with the farm work. Then one day, out of the blue, Olof places a personal ad in the paper. The ad attracks Ellen, a beautiful well-heeled city woman. Erik, also taken with Ellen, is determined to destroy her blossoming romance with Olof by unearthing the secret past he is convinced she is hiding.
General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1998.

Based on the short story "The little farm" by H.E. Bates.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Swedish
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
ISBN:
9781567303339
UPC:
717119899448
Format :
DVD

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Colin Nutley produced, directed and adapted for the screen H.E. Bates' short story "The Little Farm" about an older man's romantic awakening in the mid-1950's. Olof (Rolf Lassgard) is a 40-year-old virgin who has lived alone on his family's farm in Western Sweden since the death of his mother nine years before. His only friend is a 27-year-old ex-sailor named Erik (Johan Widerberg), who brags about his success with women and takes advantage of Olof's generous nature. When Olof places a newspaper ad for a housekeeper, an attractive older woman named Ellen (Helena Bergstrom) responds, and both Olof and Erik are immediately drawn to her. Ellen, however, grows to love Olof and distrust Erik, and Erik is determined to find out what would bring her to a run-down farm in the middle of nowhere. Under Solen is notable for the performances of its three leads and the photography of Jens Fischer; leading actress Bergstrom is also director Nutley's wife. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi