Under solen

Under the sun

Japanese flyer

Plot of the film

After his mother's death, Olof lives alone on the family farm. Unable to read and write, he's dependent on his younger friend, Erik, who helps him in the afternoons. Erik, who's been a sailor, brags how he's been with hundreds of women. One day Olof decides to put in an ad in the local paper looking for a young maid. Ellen, a young middle class woman from the city arrives to take over the house and as the summer passes, Olof's heart and Erik's lust.

Olof and Erik by the car

International title: Under the sun
Director: Colin Nutley
Script: Colin Nutley, David Neal and Johanna Hald
after a short story by H.E. Bates (The Little Farm which can be found in the collection "Colonel Julian and other stories"(1936))
Shot on location: At Ronnum's manor outside Trollhättan
Premiere: 25 December 1998
Running time: 2.11

Rolf LassgårdOlof
Helena BergströmEllen Lind
Johan WiderbergErik Jonsson
Gunilla RöörNewspaper Receptionist
Jonas FalkPreacher
Linda UlvaeusLena
Bergljót ArnadóttirShop Assistant
Per SandbergUndertaker
Rikard WolffNarrator

You can find, among other things, a press kit for Under Solen at Railroad Square Cinema.

Back of Japanese flyer

Ellen in the field Erik and Ellen dance

See more pictures from Under Solen here.

Read reviews of Under the Sun here (in Swedish)

Johan Widerberg tillbaka i "Under Solen" (Aftonbladet 981230) New

Colin Nutley: "Hollywood är inget för mig". (Expressen 000308)

Oscarsgalan: Nutley hoppas på ett mirakel (Expressen 000323)

Intervju med Linda Ulveus om inspelningen av Under Solen

Awards and festivals

25 September 1999 Donostia-San Sebastian Film festival SPECIAL JURY MENTION UNDER THE SUN", de Colin Nutley (Suecia-Finlandia) Por la calidad de su interpretación.

Pictures from among others: SF Film, Railroad Square Cinema och Mundofree.com.

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