It’s summer and Sune Anderssons family is planning a holiday in Greece. Sunes father, Rudolf is sulking because then he won’t be able to go on his beloved fishing trip. But after seeing how much the Greek trip is going to cost, he comes up with a great idea: Let’s go on a camping trip instead. A lot is happens during this trip and after a while Rudolf discovers that the camping trip might not be as cheat as he thought.
This is one of the best Swedish movies I’ve seen. Most “family” movies promise to be fun for the whole family but this is one of the few that is able to keep this promise. Sune’s family (made famous in the books by Anders Jacobsson & Sören Olsson) plan to go to Greece on their holiday but after a minor mishap at the travel agency, Rudolf (the dad, played by Peter Haber) decides that it’s too expensive, so they have a caravanning holiday instead.
It’s full of funny moments throughout. Many of those are thanks to Peter Haber who has rightfully received some praise for playing the role of the dad, but all the actors are doing a great job. Gabriel Odenhammar, playing the role of the younger brother Håkan, can also be seen in the popular sitcom “Svensson Svensson”. Andreas Hoffer who plays the leading role Sune, hasn’t done anything notable after this that I’m aware of, but he suits the role perfectly nonetheless. The famous comedian Robert Gustafsson (“the funniest man in Sweden” according to many) also has a small role.
Besides the funny parts the movie also has a sweet love story. Although there are lots of convenient (plot wise) coincidences the story feels more real than most American romantic comedies. It’s really easy to relate to all of the characters which make the story feel more real and the funny parts even funnier.
I recommend this to everybody!
Director: Stephan Apelgren
Writers: Stephan Apelgren, Anders Jacobsson (novel)
Stars: Peter Haber, Carina Lidbom, Andreas Hoffer
Language: Swedish | English
Release Date: 25 December 1993 (Sweden)
Also Known As: Sune’s Summer
Filming Locations: Berwaldhallen, Östermalm, Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden
Format : MPEG-4
Format profile : Base Media
Codec ID : isom (isom/iso2/avc1/mp41)
File size : 1.64 GiB
Duration : 1 h 28 min
Overall bit rate : 2 638 kb/s