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Mona Bergström is a sweet eurovision-obsessed woman in her 30's. She is married to a lazy husband and have 4 children, all named after her favorite Swedish eurovision popstars. Her brother is a crossdressing guy selftitled "Candy Darling". Mona works on a retirement home for disabled people, where she is responsible for taking care of a young man named David who suffers a movement restricting disease forcing him into a wheelchair. Davids parents has abandoned him as they wanted a normal child. Mona holds a big place in Davids heart, and vica versa. Davids goal is to get his parents to come and visit him, and he wants to show them that he is a great person, despite his handicap. Therefore he works with music on his computer, and his goal is to create a song, send it to "The Cardigans", a famous Swedish band and have them play the song and credit him, hoping his parents would spot it and want to visit him.

  1. Susanne Bier

    Director

  2. Jonas Gardell

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Helena Bergström

    Helena Bergström

    Mona Berglund

  2. Jonas Karlsson

    Jonas Karlsson

    David Vogel

  3. Thomas Hanzon

    Thomas Hanzon

    Bosse Berglund

  4. Björn Kjellman

    Björn Kjellman

    "Candy Darling", Kenny

  5. Johan Ulveson

    Johan Ulveson

    Leif

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Facts

Original Title Livet är en schlager

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 10, 2000
    Theatrical

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Original Language Swedish

Runtime 1h 48m

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