Lasse Hallström

Lars Sven "Lasse" Hallström is a Swedish film director. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for My Life as a Dog (Mitt liv som hund) (1985) and later for The Cider House Rules (1999). Hallström learned his craft making music videos, in particular for the group ABBA. Since the international success of My Life as a Dog (1985), for which he was nominated for Academy Awards for writing and directing, Hallström has worked in American movies. His first notable American success was What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). He reached his greatest level of prominence when he was nominated for an Academy Award for best director for the critically acclaimed movie The Cider House Rules (1999) and then later directed the well-received film Chocolat (2000), both of which were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. His 2012 film The Hypnotist was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist. Description above from the Wikipedia article Lasse Hallström  , licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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ABBA: The Movie (1977)

A radio DJ in pursuit of an exclusive interview follows ABBA during their mega-successful tour of Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Agnetha Fältskog  •  Anni-Frid Lyngstad  •  Björn Ulvaeus  •  Benny Andersson

A radio DJ in pursuit of an exclusive interview follows ABBA during their mega-successful tour of Australia.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Agnetha Fältskog  •  Anni-Frid Lyngstad  •  Björn Ulvaeus  •  Benny Andersson

An Unfinished Life (2005)

Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. One day, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate and with a granddaughter he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Becca Gardner

Stoic and heartbroken, Einar Gilkyson quietly lives in the rugged Wyoming ranchlands alongside his only trusted friend, Mitch Bradley. One day, the woman he blames for the death of his only son arrives at his door broke, desperate and with a granddaughter he's ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Jennifer Lopez  •  Morgan Freeman  •  Becca Gardner

Casanova (2005)

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With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Oliver Platt

With a reputation for seducing members of the opposite sex, regardless of their marital status, a notorious womanizer discovers a beauty who seems impervious to his charms. However, as he continues to pursue the indifferent lady, he finds himself falling in love.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Heath Ledger  •  Sienna Miller  •  Jeremy Irons  •  Oliver Platt

Chocolat (2000)

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A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Alfred Molina  •  Johnny Depp  •  Carrie-Anne Moss

A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group of Boat Gypsies ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Alfred Molina  •  Johnny Depp  •  Carrie-Anne Moss

My Life as a Dog (1985)

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A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Anton Glanzelius  •  Tomas von Brömssen  •  Anki Lidén  •  Kicki Rundgren

A boy, obsessed with comparing himself with those less fortunate, experiences a different life at the home of his aunt and uncle in 1959 Sweden.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Anton Glanzelius  •  Tomas von Brömssen  •  Anki Lidén  •  Kicki Rundgren

The Cider House Rules (1999)

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Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Charlize Theron  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Paul Rudd

Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Tobey Maguire  •  Charlize Theron  •  Delroy Lindo  •  Paul Rudd

What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

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Gilbert Grape is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother, who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie, who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Darlene Cates

Gilbert Grape is a small-town young man with a lot of responsibility. Chief among his concerns are his mother, who is so overweight that she can't leave the house, and his mentally impaired younger brother, Arnie, who has a knack for finding trouble. Settled into a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Leonardo DiCaprio  •  Juliette Lewis  •  Darlene Cates

Lumière and Company (1995)

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouédraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

40 international directors were asked to make a short film using the original Cinematographe invented by the Lumière Brothers, working under conditions similar to those of 1895. There were three rules: (1) The film could be no longer than 52 seconds, (2) no ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lynch  •  Spike Lee  •  James Ivory  •  Andrei Konchalovsky  •  Liv Ullmann  •  Peter Greenaway  •  Lasse Hallström  •  Bigas Luna  •  Gabriel Axel  •  Merzak Allouache  •  Patrice Leconte  •  Cédric Klapisch  •  Costa-Gavras  •  Michael Haneke  •  Theo Angelopoulos  •  Wim Wenders  •  Fernando Trueba  •  John Boorman  •  Claude Miller  •  Raymond Depardon  •  Abbas Kiarostami  •  Alain Corneau  •  Zhang Yimou  •  Claude Lelouch  •  Lucian Pintilie  •  Arthur Penn  •  Vicente Aranda  •  Jacques Rivette  •  Helma Sanders-Brahms  •  Youssef Chahine  •  Régis Wargnier  •  Francis Girod  •  Idrissa Ouédraogo  •  Jerry Schatzberg  •  Hugh Hudson  •  Ismail Merchant  •  Gaston Kaboré  •  Jaco Van Dormael  •  Sarah Moon  •  Nadine Trintignant  •  Yoshishige Yoshida
CAST:  Jeffe Alperi  •  Romane Bohringer  •  Bruno Ganz  •  Ticky Holgado

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

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A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Manish Dayal  •  Om Puri  •  Charlotte Le Bon

A story centered around an Indian family who moves to France and opens a restaurant across the street from a Michelin-starred French restaurant.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Helen Mirren  •  Manish Dayal  •  Om Puri  •  Charlotte Le Bon

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)

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A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Rachael Stirling

A fisheries expert is approached by a consultant to help realize a sheik's vision of bringing the sport of fly-fishing to the desert and embarks on an upstream journey of faith and fish to prove the impossible possible.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Emily Blunt  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Kristin Scott Thomas  •  Rachael Stirling

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DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Per Gessle  •  Micke Andersson  •  Anders Herrlin  •  Mats Persson

The Hypnotist (2012)

After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving daughter before the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Tobias Zilliacus  •  Mikael Persbrandt  •  Lena Olin  •  Helena af Sandeberg

After a young woman and her parents are murdered by a killer determined to wipe out the entire family, Detective Inspector Joona Linna works with a psychiatrist to hypnotize the son who narrowly escaped death in order to find the one surviving daughter before the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Tobias Zilliacus  •  Mikael Persbrandt  •  Lena Olin  •  Helena af Sandeberg

Safe Haven (2013)

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Julianne Hough  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Cobie Smulders  •  David Lyons

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Julianne Hough  •  Josh Duhamel  •  Cobie Smulders  •  David Lyons

ABBA: The Definitive Collection (2002)

If you're an ABBA fan or just a fan of good music in general, this assortment of 35 music videos which spans ABBA's career from 1974's Waterloo to 1982's Under Attack is indeed definitive. Simply put, it's a fantastic collection of music and images that mostly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström  •  Kjell Sundvall
CAST:  Anni-Frid Lyngstad  •  Benny Andersson  •  Björn Ulvaeus  •  Agnetha Fältskog

If you're an ABBA fan or just a fan of good music in general, this assortment of 35 music videos which spans ABBA's career from 1974's Waterloo to 1982's Under Attack is indeed definitive. Simply put, it's a fantastic collection of music and images that mostly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström  •  Kjell Sundvall
CAST:  Anni-Frid Lyngstad  •  Benny Andersson  •  Björn Ulvaeus  •  Agnetha Fältskog

My Dog: An Unconditional Love Story (2009)

Famous New Yorkers and the pooches they love are the focus of this refreshingly honest and endearing series of interviews that celebrates the meaningful connections people share with their pups. Gossip columnist Cindy Adams, playwright Edward Albee, designer Isaac ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark St. Germain
CAST:  Richard Belzer  •  Glenn Close  •  Edie Falco  •  Richard Gere

Famous New Yorkers and the pooches they love are the focus of this refreshingly honest and endearing series of interviews that celebrates the meaningful connections people share with their pups. Gossip columnist Cindy Adams, playwright Edward Albee, designer Isaac ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark St. Germain
CAST:  Richard Belzer  •  Glenn Close  •  Edie Falco  •  Richard Gere

Dear John (2010)

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While Sergeant John Tyree is home on two weeks leave from Germany, he meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off a pier. John eventually falls in love with Savannah, who promises to write to him until he returns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Amanda Seyfried  •  Channing Tatum  •  Henry Thomas  •  Richard Jenkins

While Sergeant John Tyree is home on two weeks leave from Germany, he meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off a pier. John eventually falls in love with Savannah, who promises to write to him until he returns ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Amanda Seyfried  •  Channing Tatum  •  Henry Thomas  •  Richard Jenkins

The Hoax (2006)

In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Julie Delpy  •  Richard Gere  •  John Carter  •  David Aaron Baker

In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Julie Delpy  •  Richard Gere  •  John Carter  •  David Aaron Baker

The Rooster (1981)

In 1944, Cederqvist comes to a small cloth factory to see how the all-women employees can work more efficiently. At the beginning he is greeted with suspicion and his efforts at courting the young ladies are futile. But as soon as he buys himself a car it becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Magnus Härenstam  •  Allan Edwall  •  Pernilla August  •  Maria Johansson

In 1944, Cederqvist comes to a small cloth factory to see how the all-women employees can work more efficiently. At the beginning he is greeted with suspicion and his efforts at courting the young ladies are futile. But as soon as he buys himself a car it becomes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Magnus Härenstam  •  Allan Edwall  •  Pernilla August  •  Maria Johansson

More About the Children of Noisy Village (1987)

There are only a handful of children living in Bullarby. This film follows their story through the fall and winter, picking up at the moment "The Children of Noisy Village" finishes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Linda Bergström  •  Henrik Larsson  •  Ellen Demérus  •  Anna Sahlin

There are only a handful of children living in Bullarby. This film follows their story through the fall and winter, picking up at the moment "The Children of Noisy Village" finishes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Linda Bergström  •  Henrik Larsson  •  Ellen Demérus  •  Anna Sahlin

Jag är med barn (1979)

Bosse works at an advertising agency while working on the novel of the century. At a burger restaurant he meets Lena, and before he knows it, she is pregnant. Bosse starts thinking that his life is all over, he won't get any more career opportunities, and never ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Magnus Härenstam  •  Anki Lidén  •  Micha Gabay  •  Ulf Brunnberg

Bosse works at an advertising agency while working on the novel of the century. At a burger restaurant he meets Lena, and before he knows it, she is pregnant. Bosse starts thinking that his life is all over, he won't get any more career opportunities, and never ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lasse Hallström
CAST:  Magnus Härenstam  •  Anki Lidén  •  Micha Gabay  •  Ulf Brunnberg
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