Once in a Lifetime

Once in a Lifetime (2000)

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2000-11-10
  • User Rating: 4.5/10 from 23 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: svenska
  • Production Company: SVT
  • Production Country: Sweden, Denmark
  • Director: Susanne Bier
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Mona Bergström is a sweet eurovision-obsessed woman in her 30s. She is married to a lazy husband and has four children, all named after her favorite Swedish Eurovision popstars. Her brother is a crossdressing guy self-titled "Candy Darling". Mona works in a retirement home for disabled people, where she is responsible for taking care of a young man named David who suffers a movement-restricting disease forcing him into a wheelchair. David's parents have abandoned him, as they wanted a normal child. Mona holds a big place in David's heart, and vica versa. David's goal is to get his parents to come and visit him, and he wants to show them that he is a great person, despite his handicap. Therefore he works with music on his computer, and his goal is to create a song, send it to "The Cardigans", a famous Swedish band and have them play the song and credit him, hoping his parents would spot it and want to visit him.

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  • Helena Bergström

    as Mona Berglund
  • Jonas Karlsson

    as David Vogel
  • Thomas Hanzon

    as Bosse Berglund
  • Björn Kjellman

    as "Candy Darling", Kenny
  • Johan Ulveson

    as Leif
  • Regina Lund

    as Sabina
  • Lisa Olsen

    as Kikki
  • Jessica Andersson

    as Carola
  • Amanda Rasmusson

    as Lena PH
  • Sandra Kassman

    as Anna Book
  • Katarina Ewerlöf

    as Moa Rehnkvist, Studio Hostess
  • Sissela Kyle

    as Employment Agency Worker
  • Leif Andrée

    as Man in the Subway Speaking with Mona
  • Ia Langhammer

    as Waitress
  • Jessica Zandén

    as Mother at Cafeteria
  • Pia Johansson

    as Pirjo
  • Göran Forsmark

    as Journalist
  • Lasse Kronér

    as Song Contest Host, Lasse Kronér
  • Ulf Larsson

    as Television Host
  • Ing-Marie Carlsson

    as Journalist
  • Rolf Skoglund

    as Doctor
  • Frida Hallgren

    as TV Control Room Assistant
  • Carola Häggkvist

    as Herself
  • Lena Philipsson

    as Herself
  • Jean-Pierre Barda

    as Himself
  • Lars-Åke Wilhelmsson

    as Himself
  • Linnéa Roxeheim

    as tonåring
  • Christer Björkman

    as Himself
  • Micael Bindefeld

    as Himself
  • Rickard Sjöberg

    as TV-Journalist
  • Sanna Bråding

    as Herself
  • Malin Cederblad

    as Mona, stylist
  • Casper Janebrink

    as Guest on TV-show
  • Anders Berglund

    as Schlager expert on TV
  • Lasse Holm

    as Schlager expert on TV
  • Ebba Hultkvist Stragne

    as Herself
  • Christer Fant

    as friendly man on the subway
  • Per Sandberg

    as Guard at the final
  • Daniel Nyhlén

    as Himself, journalist
Directing Susanne Bier Director
Writing Jonas Gardell Screenplay
Production Thomas Heinesen Producer
Production Christel C.D. Karlsen Line Producer
Production Anita Tesler Production Manager
Camera Morten Søborg Director of Photography
Sound Jesper Winge Leisner Original Music Composer
Sound Joakim Pedersen Original Music Composer
Sound Knut Haavik Original Music Composer
Crew Roine Söderlundh Choreographer
Art Gert Wibe Production Design
Sound Ulf Olausson Sound Recordist
Sound Bo Persson Sound
Sound Per Streit Sound
Costume & Make-Up Maria Strid Makeup Artist
Editing Pernille Bech Christensen Editor
Editing Mogens Hagedorn Editor
Costume & Make-Up Kajsa Hede Costume Designer