Under the Sun (Under solen) (2000) - Rotten Tomatoes

Under the Sun (Under solen) (2000)

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Critic Consensus: A modest and touching story about first love.

Movie Info

In this film, Olof is a 40-year-old virgin who lives alone on his family's farm in Western Sweden. His only friend is a 27-year-old ex-sailor named Erik. When Olof places a newspaper ad for a housekeeper, an attractive woman responds, and both Olof and Erik are immediately drawn to her.

Cast

Johan Widerberg
as Erik Jonsson
Gunilla Röör
as Newspaper Receptionist
Jonas Falk
as Preacher
Begljot Arnadottir
as Shop Assistant
Per Sandberg
as Undertaker
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Critic Reviews for Under the Sun (Under solen)

All Critics (34) | Top Critics (18)

Under The Sun is a decent, polished and rather coy romantic indulgence, just the kind of thing for people who like the idea of the farm but can't abide the dirt.

July 26, 2002 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
Top Critic

It's like an Ingmar Bergman parody of what used to be racy about Swedish cinema -- sexy and sentimental and absolutely gorgeous to look at.

March 14, 2002 | Rating: 4/5
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

What's most surprising -- and enjoyable -- is Under the Sun's earnestness and simplicity.

November 8, 2001
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Not much happens in Under the Sun, nor does it need to.

October 28, 2001 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A charming, finely nuanced romance.

October 19, 2001 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Try to block out the heavy-handed symbolism and predictable plot, and concentrate on the wonderful Lassgärd.

October 18, 2001
San Jose Mercury News
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Under the Sun (Under solen)

Cute but it falls short of a total success. Think of it as grumpy middle aged men but with Swedishness throughout.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

Redemptive tale, lyrically told and filmed in golden hues, of a lonely Swedish farmer who hires a mysterious housekeeper with a past: can they save each other? Simplicity and the importance of trust have seldom looked so good.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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