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Key Information

Runtime
10 x 60'
Year of production
2017
Producer
Jarowskij, in collaboration with SVT, Viaplay, Film i Väst
Broadcaster
SVT
Genres
Drama > Series

Language versions

Original
Swedish
Subtitle
English

Synopsis


An impassioned family saga about love, conflict and betrayal

Monday 7 May 1945 – the Second World War finally comes to an end and a new, brighter future beckons. In the midst  of central Stockholm celebrations, two strangers come together with a quick kiss, parting company immediately after. Upper-class girl Nina and kitchen hand Calle don’t yet know that their brief encounter will come to have tumultuous consequences for many people. 
 
For the Löwander family the end of the war comes as an immense relief. They are running Djurgårdskällaren,  a high-end restaurant in the heart of Stockholm. During the war, the oldest son Gustaf has managed to keep  the restaurant afloat by somewhat questionable means. He intends to  carry on running it exactly the same  way it has always been run. 
 
When the middle son Peter returns home after the war, he discovers that the family restaurant is on the brink of bankruptcy. Big changes are needed to keep up with the times. Can youngest daughter Nina come to the rescue? She is fighting for the family’s approval to open a nightclub in the restaurant banquet hall, but her infatuation with Calle turns her life upside down. 
 
The future of the restaurant develops into a full-blown family conflict. But  the real decision maker is Helga, the mother, who with assistance from head chef Backe, watches over the family business. She is now faced with the challenge of keeping the family together while securing the survival of the restaurant in a new age. Over two series viewers will accompany the Löwander family and the restaurant staff through several decades of success and defeat, love affairs  and conflicts, all accompanied by contemporary music and fashion.

Additional Information


Ratings 

  • SVT's most successful drama ever  
  • Viewership increasing week on week 
  • Drawing audiences over 1.5m viewers


Reviews 

"Welcome to your new TV addiction" Expressen 

"Just the sort of TV drama Sweden has long been missing" Aftonbladet

"... well-made, multi-faceted and very well acted, it will brighten up the Autumn darkness" Svenska Dagbladet 

Cast & Crew

Director
Harald Hamrell, Molly Hartleb, Anna Zackrisson, Andrea Östlund
Key talent(s)
Suzanne Reuter, Mattias Nordkvist, Adam Lundgren, Hedda Stiernstedt, Peter Dalle, Hedda Rehnberg, Charlie Gustafsson, Josefin Neldén, Karin Franz Körlof, Anna Bjelkerud, Göran Ragnerstam, Rasmus Troedsson, Malin Persson
Producer(s)
Susann Billberg
Writer(s)
Ulf Kvensler, Malin Nevander, Johan Rosenlind