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HEARTBREAK HOTEL

Sweden, 2006 (MIFF 2007, Jaguar International Panorama)

Director: Colin Nutley

'Till death us do part' could just as easily have been ‘til you reach 40. Proving that life begins at 40, Elisabeth and Gudrun are Sweden's answer to the heroines of Thelma and Louise - minus the guns, the police and the crime spree. After a rough first encounter, the two become best friends, guiding each other through the pitfalls of single life while hitting the bars and dance floors across Stockholm. Then there is the little issue of their ex-husbands who each left them for younger women and now want them back. Like teenagers discovering the world for the first time, Elisabeth and Gudrun examine and re-examine the new shape of their relationships with their men, their children and with each other. Lead actress Helena Bergstrom is married to the film's writer-director, Colin Nutley.

D/S Colin Nutley P Alistair MacLean-Clark, Maritha Norstedt Dist Rialto L Swedish/Italian/English/French w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/110mins

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