Archive of films Four Shades of Brown / Fyra nyanser av brunt

2004, 192 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2004

Epic black comedy on Swedish life, manners and mores, intertwining four stories in different locations with overlapping casts.


The feature debut of Swedish comedy group Killingganget, Four Shades of Brown plays like Roy Andersson (Songs from the Second Floor) meets Ulrich Seidl (Dog Days), and the result is a darkly funny, gut-wrenching and disturbing look at a country where people are rootless and real communication seems impossible. Pic breaks down into four separate stories that don´t criss-cross in either time or locale, but in which members of Killingganget each play a couple of roles. Thanks to the engaging stories, mostly very good acting (especially by Robert Gustafsson as a scarred father) and, not least, excellent editing, it never feels over-long. Action jumps effortlessly between the four stories, and one features a surprising final twist. Gunnar Rehlin


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Screenplay: Tomas Alfredson, Robert Gustaffson, Jonas Inde, Andres Lokko, Martin Luuk, Johan Rheborg, Henrik Schyffert
Dir. of Photography: Leif Benjour
Editor: Louise Brattberg
Producer: Caisa Westling
Production: Sveriges Television AB, koprodukce / co-production: Nordisk Film A/S
Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Jonas Inde, Andres Lokko, Martin Luuk, Johan Rheborg, Henrik Schyffert, Maria Kulle, Karl Linnertorp, Anna Bjork, Iwa Wiklander
Contact: Svensk Filmindustri, AB, Swedish Film Institute


Gunnar Almér

Film Institution Rep.

Andres Lokko


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