Rotten Tomatoes
Cancel Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

Sant ar Livet

1996 2h 6m Comedy Drama List
Reviews 58% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
A 29-year-old woman's life spins out of control after she accepts a marriage proposal from a Norwegian industrialist. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

View All (1) Critics Reviews
Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: B Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

View All (16) audience reviews
Audience Member The only bad Susanne Bier film I've ever seen. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member The film is based around the life of Mona Berglund, a mother-of-four obsessed with the Eurovision Song Contest - so much so, that her house is decorated with posters of her idols, and she has named her children after Swedish Eurovision performers: Kikki, Anna Book, Lena PH and Carola. Her partner Bosse is unemployed, and she is left to feed the family. Her brother, Candy, is a transvestite and an AIDS-sufferer who designs clothes. David, Mona's employer, a cerebral palsy-sufferer, is a proficient songwriter however, and composes a song which Mona steals and sends a demo of (with her own lyrics) into Melodifestivalen, the Swedish heats for the Eurovision contest. Much to Mona's delight, the song qualifies for the finals. Mona's new-found fame takes her to unexpected places, including a TV interview, and an invitation to lunch at Berns. Throughout, the film, though, Mona is torn as to whether she should reveal that she was not in fact the only writer of her song, and thus risk losing the public's support. i liked this movie its amazing and sad. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Great movie. Hope I will see it soon again. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Fin film. Rolig men rörande o ett måste för melodifestivalen fans:) Duktiga skådespelare! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Fun movie (if you're Swedish). Jonas Karlsson is outstanding in this movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This lovely and heart-warming comedy gives a unique portrait of a Eurovision superfan housewife fighting to become Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. The movie works well and is great fun, but it helps if you know the context and appreciate the "glamour" surrounding the show. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews
Sant ar Livet

My Rating


Cast & Crew

Movie Info

Synopsis A 29-year-old woman's life spins out of control after she accepts a marriage proposal from a Norwegian industrialist.
Colin Nutley
Colin Nutley
Colin Nutley
Production Co
Sweetwater, Svensk Filmindustri, Nordisk Film, SVT Drama, SF Norge A/S, Svenska Filminstitutet
Comedy, Drama
Original Language
2h 6m