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Kjell Sundvall

Tomten är far till alla barnen (In Bed with Santa)

Edition 2000
95' - 1999 - Comedy - Dialogue: English, Swedish
Director: Kjell Sundvall Composer: Geir Bohren, Bent Åserud With: Katarina Ewerlöf, Peter Haber, Jessica Zandén
In what has to be one of the worst ideas in Christmas party planning history, Swedish house wife Sara decides to celebrate the yuletide season with her three ex-husbands and their families. Though her current spouse Janne initially is quite opposed, he eventually gives in. At first, the party - filled with adults and children alike - recalls the gauzy warmth of the famous Christmas scene in Fanny and Alexander (1982). Then the booze kicks in. Families start infighting. Janne grows increasingly annoyed as the guests make repeated references to having sex with his wife. And during dinner, Sara announces that she is pregnant. This strikes Janne as odd considering that he had a vasectomy a year before. Soon the party devolves into utter chaos. (Jonathan Crow)

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Credits

Director

Kjell Sundvall

Composer

Geir Bohren, Bent Åserud

With

Katarina Ewerlöf, Peter Haber, Jessica Zandén

Scenario

Eva Callenbo, Harald Hamrell, Monika Rolfner

Director of Photography

John Chistian Rosenlund

Editor

Thomas Täng

Producer

Lars Blomgren, Börje Hansson

More information

Dialogue

English, Swedish

Countries of production

Sweden

Year

1999

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