"Under the Sun"
Directed by Colin Nutley
Set in 1956 in
rural Sweden, Under the Sun is the sympathetic story of lonely farmer
Olof (Rolf Lassgard), a 40-year-old illiterate virgin who places an ad for a
housekeeper in the local newspaper, but it is obvious that he is looking for
more than a housekeeper. When beautiful 34-year-old Ellen (Helena Bergstrom)
accepts the job, it is love at first sight for Olof. When she accepts his
amorous advances, it seems too good to be true, especially for Olof's young
friend and farmhand Erik (Johan Widerberg), a former sailor who now digs
graves. Erik, who is also attracted to Ellen, attempts to put doubt in
Olof's head. Nominated in
2000 for a best foreign language film Oscar. Swedish with English
subtitles. 118 minutes.