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Making Babies (2001)

Hans och hennes (original title)
Johan and Anna-Karin have been a couple for years but despite many attempts, Anna-Karin doesn't get pregnant. A visit to a fertility clinic shows why: Johan's sperm quality is too low. ... See full summary »

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Malin Lagerlöf
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Jonas Karlsson ... Johan
Johanna Sällström ... Anna-Karin
Ralph Carlsson ... Henrik
Shanti Roney ... Clarence
Michalis Koutsogiannakis Michalis Koutsogiannakis ... Dimitris
Lisa Lindgren ... Åsa
Michael Nyqvist ... Doctor
Ingela Olsson ... Doctor at the fertility clinic
Anders Janzon Anders Janzon ... Elof
Gunilla Abrahamsson Gunilla Abrahamsson ... Pharmacy clerk
Angela Kovacs Angela Kovacs ... Banker
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Johan and Anna-Karin have been a couple for years but despite many attempts, Anna-Karin doesn't get pregnant. A visit to a fertility clinic shows why: Johan's sperm quality is too low. Johan is waiting to take over his father's farm, but what's the point if they can never have children? The news also puts a strain on their relationship since Anna-Karin desperately wants to be a mother. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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As Johan goes to apologize to "the Greek", he apparently forgets to use the hand brake, thus causing the BMW to roll backwards. In the next shot the car is standing still. See more »

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Well-told relationship film...
7 December 2005 | by proseSee all my reviews

This film surprised me. It was recently televised in Australia on SBS-TV with sub-titles. It's not a great-looking movie; this disappointed me, because, being a Swedish film, I expected lots of beautiful scenery and beautiful people. Not so - both scenery and people were very ordinary, even a bit less than ordinary. But the story - essentially about a young couple whose quest to have a child delves beneath the surface of their relationship to expose the flaws in both the relationship and each other - is quite skillfully told. In particular, I enjoyed how Johan's earlier selfishness, once he finds the truth about his fertility, escalates into child-like temper tantrums. The resolution to the story, whilst a bit quick and too much of a total turn-around to be considered realistic, is satisfying all the same.

Whilst viewing this movie I kept thinking that it was so much better by far than all those cheesy relationship films which Hollywood churns out. It's a very universal story, and could have been just as easily filmed in China or Australia or Croatia or Iceland. It's well worth seeing.


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