My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Under The Sun (Under Solen)


(out of 5)

Beautiful drama from Sweden adapted from a story by British novelist H.E. Bates (Feast of July, A Month By The Lake). A lonely farmer takes out a newspaper ad in search of a pretty, young housekeeper to help him with his farm, now that his mother has passed and he has no one to tend the house for him. The respondent is a beautiful blonde () who enters his heart quite soon after she enters his kitchen, and she in return falls in love with this sweet, gentle man as well. Paradise is not forever, unfortunately (and never is in a Bates story), and trouble comes in the form of the farmer’s jealous best friend () who threatens to expose volatile secrets about each of the two of them to each other. This gorgeously photographed and impeccably scored melodrama does not end in unforgettable tragedy, but is emotionally satisfying and very touching.

Film i Väst, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet, Sveriges Television, Sweetwater

Sweden, 1998

Directed by

Screenplay by , , Colin Nutley, based on the novel The Little Farm by

Cinematography by

Produced by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1998

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: