Together

  • 15
  • Lukas Moodysson (2000)
  • Swe / Den / It (SUB)
  • 101 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Life on a commune in the mid-1970s may seem like a soft target but, as he demonstrated with Show Me Love, Swedish director Lukas Moodysson isn't interested in the obvious. There's plenty of laissez-faire liberalism in the attitudes of the chunky sweatered leader and his kaftan-wearing acolytes. Yet, amid all the dope-smoking and free-loving permissiveness, there's a real sense of sociopolitical conflict as human nature intrudes upon the idyll. Exploring the group's self-satisfied moral rectitude and their blithe disregard for how this alternative lifestyle will impact on their children, Moodysson provides a shrewd and sympathetic insight into an era when apathy wasn't an option.

Plot Summary

A single mother and her children find themselves with nowhere to live and are forced to join a commune, leading to a series of ideological clashes as they struggle to integrate into the close-knit community. Comedy drama, starring Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson and Sam Kessel. In Swedish.

Cast and crew

Cast

Elisabeth
Lisa Lindgren
Rolf
Michael Nyqvist
Göran
Gustav Hammarsten
Lena
Anja Lundqvist
Anna
Jessica Liedberg
Lasse
Ola Norell
Klas
Shanti Roney
Stefan
Sam Kessel
Eva
Emma Samuelsson
Sigvard
Lars Frode
Signe
Cecilia Frode

Crew

Director
Lukas Moodysson

Other Information

Language: 
Swedish +subtitles
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Metrodome
Guidance: 
Contains swearing and sex scenes.
Available on video and DVD
Released 13 Jul 2001
Certificate 15
Categories
Comedy
Drama