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Thicker Than Water (2014)
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Thicker Than Water (2014)
Original name: Tjockare Än Vatten
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland
Duration: 58 min.
TV show
Story: The beautiful island of Sunnanö in the Swedish archipelago is home to a popular B&B run by Anna-Lisa and her son Oskar. Anna-Lisa has summoned her daughter Jonna, an actress, and son Lasse, an opportunist, to the island. It is the first time in years that they are together again. When Anna-Lisa is found dead one morning, the siblings learn that she had terminal cancer: Her will stipulates that all three siblings must run the family B&B together for a year, or they won't inherit it at all. It is a mother’s last effort to reunite her children. But it will also confront them with the family’s unsolved past, present forces of attraction, and a very dark secret buried in a most unfortunate place...
Style: tense, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy, serious
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, family business, island, family reunited, family problems, workplace, under the surface, resort, estrangement, inheritance, family secret, crimes, siblings relations, sexual content, cold relationship, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), brother, getting home, daughter, actress, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, sister ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, europe, scandinavia, eastern europe

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