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Four Shades of Brown

Film Information

Exhibition Title Four Shades of Brown
Original Title Fyra nyanser av brunt
English Title Four Shades of Brown
Director Tomas Alfredson
Year 2004
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 192'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Robert Gustafsson, Johan Rheborg,
  • Dirección / Director: Tomas Alfredson
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: T. Alfredson, R. Gustafsson, J. Inde,
  • A. Lokko, M. Luuk, J. Rheborg, H. Schyffert
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Leif Benjour
  • Edición / Editing: Louise Brattberg
  • Producción / Producer: Caisa Westling
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Sveriges Television
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Killinggänget is the name of a group of Swedish actors, who are named like that (literally, “the goat-boy gang”) because of a recurrent character in their plays and TV shows. Ever since they started in 1991, the Killinggänget went from a Monty Python-like style to what they call “brown comedy”: the laughs are still there, but there’s also pain and tears, all brought up from the same existential tragedies, the same cruel capacity to find absurdity, loneliness, and misery beneath the clean image of Swedish society. Around the year 2000, Alfredson became the “official director” of the troupe, and directed four TV films that form Four Shades of Brown –and have no common elements apart from a certain insistence in dysfunctional father-son relationships. From the story of the kid who leaves his dad speechless (too literally) to the one of the cooking class turned into a group therapy session for lonely people, things get more serious, desperate, more nod-in-your-throat: they get dark brown, almost black.

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