Under the Sun


1h 58m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Middle aged Olof is a shy virgin, living on a farm with only the younger Erik for a friend. Erik claims to have slept with thousands of women, and he needs Olof's inexperience to play off his own cocky and manipulative style. When Olof advertises for a housekeeper, he meets the beautiful and mysteri

Film Details

Also Known As
Lender Solen, Under Solen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Film i VSst; Nordisk Film; SF Studios; SF Studios; Sveriges Television (Svt)
Distribution Company
SHADOW/SHADOW DISTRIBUTION; Blanco & Travieso; Cine 3; Filmax International; Quality Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Synopsis

Middle aged Olof is a shy virgin, living on a farm with only the younger Erik for a friend. Erik claims to have slept with thousands of women, and he needs Olof's inexperience to play off his own cocky and manipulative style. When Olof advertises for a housekeeper, he meets the beautiful and mysterious Ellen. The two become lovers, much to Erik's dismay. Gradually, the precarious emotional balance that kept the two men friends is skewed and Erik decides to discover Ellen's true motivations.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lender Solen, Under Solen
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Film i VSst; Nordisk Film; SF Studios; SF Studios; Sveriges Television (Svt)
Distribution Company
SHADOW/SHADOW DISTRIBUTION; Blanco & Travieso; Cine 3; Filmax International; Quality Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 58m

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1999

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2000

Released in United States August 3, 2001

Released in United States August 17, 2001

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2004

Released in United States September 1999

Released in United States October 1999

Released in United States 2000

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Official Selection) September 16-25, 1999.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 6-21, 1999.

Shown at Cinequest 2000: The San Jose Film Festival (in competition), February 24 - March 5, 2000.

Released in United States Winter December 22, 2000

Released in United States August 3, 2001 (New York City)

Released in United States August 17, 2001 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2004

Released in United States September 1999 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Official Selection) September 16-25, 1999.)

Released in United States October 1999 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 6-21, 1999.)

Released in United States 2000 (Shown at Cinequest 2000: The San Jose Film Festival (in competition), February 24 - March 5, 2000.)