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by Jörgen Bergmark


The 50 years old Erland lives in an industrial town, works in the local paper mill, and manages with his wife a seminar about marriage problems at the Pentecostal church. Everything is fine, until his best friend Sven-Erik introduces him his wife Karin at a party. The desire between Erland and Karin is tangible, and the situation soon becomes unbearable. Then Erland suggests a “rational solution”: to face the crisis all together, living in the same house and creating a sort of temporary commune with rules of behaviour and schifts for cooking and cleaning dishes, waiting for this out-of-marriage passion to come to an end.

international title: A Rational Solution
original title: Det enda rationella
country: Sweden, Finland, Germany, Italy
sales agent: The Match Factory
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Jörgen Bergmark
film run: 98'
release date: SE 25/09/2009, IT 09/09/2009
screenplay: Jens Jonsson
cast: Pernilla August, Rolf Lassgård, Anki Lidén, Stina Ekblad, Claes Ljungmark, Magnus Roosman, Johan Storgård, Magnus Eriksson
cinematography by: Anders Boman
film editing: Mattias Morheden
art director: Peter Bävman
costumes designer: Paola Billberg Johansson
music: Nathan Larson
producer: Helena Danielsson, Karl Baumgartner, Jörgen Bergmark, Raimond Goebel, Jens Jonsson, Tero Kaukomaa
production: Hepp Film, Blind Spot Pictures, ARTE Deutschland, Lucky Red, Pandora Filmproduktion, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
backing: Angel Films Oy, Blind Spot Pictures Oy, Film i Skåne AB, Filmimperiet Sverige AB , Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen GmbH, Jens Jonsson AB, SES Film Sound Oy, Sveriges Television AB
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution AB
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