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The Restaurant 

Vår tid är nu (original title)
Stockholm, the day of peace in Europe 1945. A spontaneous kiss between two strangers, during the celebration at Kungsgatan, will have major consequences.
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Series cast summary:
Hedda Stiernstedt ...  Nina 32 episodes, 2017-2020
Charlie Gustafsson ...  Calle 32 episodes, 2017-2020
Adam Lundgren ...  Peter 32 episodes, 2017-2020
Josefin Neldén ...  Maggan 32 episodes, 2017-2020
Anna Bjelkerud Anna Bjelkerud ...  Ethel 32 episodes, 2017-2020
Rasmus Troedsson Rasmus Troedsson ...  Bellan 30 episodes, 2017-2020
Mattias Nordkvist Mattias Nordkvist ...  Gustaf 26 episodes, 2017-2019
Suzanne Reuter ...  Helga 24 episodes, 2017-2020
Caroline Söderström Caroline Söderström ...  Astrid 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Peter Dalle ...  Stickan 21 episodes, 2017-2020
Karin Franz Körlof ...  Lilly 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Malin Persson Malin Persson ...  Sonja 17 episodes, 2017-2020
Ida Engvoll ...  Ester 16 episodes, 2017-2019
Simone Coppo ...  Angelo 16 episodes, 2018-2019
Tova Magnusson ...  Britt Gahn 15 episodes, 2018-2019
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May 1945, the peace is proclaimed all over Europe. The Löwander family runs their old fashioned restaurant in Stockholm, but the small amount of guests worries them. The eldest son, Gustaf, is willing to resort unconventional methods to solve their problem. But his brother Peter who suspicious of him is rather a bigger threat. Meanwhile, their naive little sister Nina runs into a stranger who she share an impulsive kiss with, a kiss that will cause her consequences. Calle Svensson makes an attempt to become one of DK's scullions to provide for his family, but his grumpy old chef is not making it easy for him. Margareta, who is working in the waitress, is struggling with getting her three year old son back to her at the same time as a forbidden love makes her position more complicated.

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While taking place in Stockholm, the series is mostly shot in Gothenburg, including the exterior of the family restaurant. See more »


Svenska Filminstitutet is misspelled as Svenska Filmintitutet in the end credits of season 1. See more »

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Parts "The Godfather", "Downton Abbey" and a pinch of "Dallas"
29 July 2019 | by jpmistSee all my reviews

This series starts with the end of WWII in Sweden, We meet a family of two brothers, a sister and mother who run the formal restaurant and follow them and others thru divorces, betrayals, triumphs and scandals involving a cast of characters not quite as large as "Downton Abbey" but equally as engaging.

The cinematography beautifullly captures the vintage post WWII era similar to "The Godfather II" with very careful framing, lighting and camera movement. The production quality as well as acting is on par with any top notch Masterpiece Theatre production. It's plotting isn't as crass as "Dallas" but it's very much a family drama with triangulation conflicts every which way you can imagine. The pacing is a tad slow and languid but that gives you time to admire the sets, costumes and lighting as well as marvel at where they got all the 1950's era cars they pack the streets with during outdoor scenes.

I'm astonished I'm writing the first review of this show on this site. One month of Sundance Now is only 5 bucks and it's the best money you'll spend to watch this series. This is a very high quality show I'm going to regret finishing. I pray it goes to season 3.

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Release Date:

2 October 2017 (Sweden) See more »

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(28 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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