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The Cake General (2018)

Tårtgeneralen (original title)
Set in 1984, Hans Pettersson (Hasse P.) decides to create the largest sandwich cake ever made in order to put his home town, Köping, on the map.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mikael Persbrandt ... Hasse P
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Akinyi Cynthia Akinyi ... Librarian #2
Tommy Andersson Tommy Andersson ... Reporter
Peter Apelgren Peter Apelgren ... Partaj Peter
Dee Ayuba Dee Ayuba ... Jerry Baskerville
Jesper Barkselius ... Birger Sjöberg
Charlotta Beigren Charlotta Beigren ... Librarian #1
Linda Bengtsson Linda Bengtsson ... Woman at helicopter scene
Gustav Bergqvist Gustav Bergqvist ... Gustav
Helena Bergström ... Dyr-Gunilla
Margareta Björklind Margareta Björklind ... Patient #2
Sara Breznik Sara Breznik ... Linda Hammar
Elina Du Rietz Elina Du Rietz ... Agneta Berggren
Timothy Earle Timothy Earle ... Ian Richards
Carina Eriksson Carina Eriksson ... Alcoholic Woman
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Set in 1984, Hans Pettersson (Hasse P.) decides to create the largest sandwich cake ever made in order to put his home town, Köping, on the map.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

7 March 2018 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cake General See more »

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Nexiko AB See more »
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Trivia

Lars Hammar, father of director and writer Filip Hammar, who is portrayed in the film is a real life francophile. See more »

Connections

References Magnum, P.I. (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Dolce vita - De ljuva livet
(Thyrén/Carlsson)
Universal Music Publishing AB
Performed by Noice
Universal Music Sweden AB
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Let Them Eat Cake
7 April 2019 | by reidandgeneneSee all my reviews

This was one of the movies I was most looking forward to at our local international film festival. But it disappointed. It went the route of being quirky for quirky's sake, rather than build up three dimensional characters. (This has been a growing problem with a segment of recent Scandinavian comedies, unfortunately.)

Minor note. The story turns out to be based on a real case, and at the end of the movie, they showed pictures of the actors next to pictures of the characters -- period pictures when they had them. It was impressive how hard the filmmatkers worked to match the looks of the real characters.


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