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by Tomas Alfredson


Four Shades of Brown is the first feature film by Swedish comedy group Killinggänget. A kaleidoscopic magnification of human -Swedish - behaviour and mores, it tells four different stories. A well-dressed man, having just completed his life's work, meets his destiny, in the shape of a little man made out of wood. In the south of Sweden a zealous father tries to encourage his son, by showing him the joys of small animal cremation. In Gothenburg, a diverse group of people convene, in the belief that they will learn how to cook. And somewhere in the north, a patriarch dies. His sons attend the funeral, which manifests strong oriental influences.

international title: Four Shades of Brown
original title: Fyra nyanser av brunt
country: Sweden
sales agent: Svensk Filmindustri International
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Tomas Alfredson
film run: 192'
screenplay: Tomas Alfredson, Johan Rheborg, Henrik Schyffert, Jonas Inde, Andres Lokko, Martin Luuk, Anders Gustafsson
cast: Anna Björk, Ulf Brunnberg, Elisabet Carlsson, Karin Ekström, Anna Ulrika Ericsson, Robert Gustafsson, Sofia Helin, Jonas Inde, Anders Johannisson, Maria Kulle
cinematography by: Leif Benjour
film editing: Louise Brattberg
art director: Eva Norén
producer: Caisa Westling
production: Sveriges Television AB - SVT, SFI- Swedish Film Institute/Svenska Filminstitutet, Nordsik Film & TV Fond, Nordisk Film A/S
distributor: SFI- Swedish Film Institute