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The Swedish Theory of Love

Sweden is seen by some as a “perfect” society, a model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress. THE SWEDISH THEORY OF LOVE digs into the true nature of Swedish lifestyle, exploring the existential black holes of a society that has created the most autonomous people in the world.

Director: Erik Gandini
Year: 2015
Time: 90 min

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