Under the Sun (Under solen)
Under the Sun (Under solen) (2000)

In this film, Olof is a 40-year-old virgin who lives alone on his family's farm in Western Sweden. His only friend is a 27-year-old ex-sailor named Erik. When Olof places a newspaper ad for a housekeeper, an attractive woman responds,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 22, 2000
DVD Release Date: February 17, 2004
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A modest and touching story about first love.

Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

Under The Sun is a decent, polished and rather coy romantic indulgence, just the kind of thing for people who like the idea of the farm but can't abide the dirt.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Not much happens in Under the Sun, nor does it need to.

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Joshua Tanzer

A very simple, very mild romance but a nice one.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's like an Ingmar Bergman parody of what used to be racy about Swedish cinema -- sexy and sentimental and absolutely gorgeous to look at.

Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

A charming, finely nuanced romance.

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Dan Lybarger
Kansas City Star

This charmingly low-key Swedish comedy is handsomely filmed and cleverly put together.

Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News

What's most surprising -- and enjoyable -- is Under the Sun's earnestness and simplicity.

Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News

Try to block out the heavy-handed symbolism and predictable plot, and concentrate on the wonderful Lassgärd.

Richard C. Walls
Orlando Weekly

Under the Sun succeeds in direct proportion to one's ability to fall in sync with its tentative pace and low-keyed mood.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Redemptive tale, lyrically told and filmed in golden hues, of a lonely Swedish farmer who hires a mysterious housekeeper with a past: can they save each other?… More
John Ballantine
Cute but it falls short of a total success. Think of it as grumpy middle aged men but with Swedishness throughout.