Netflix stages a Swedish comedy about a 40-year-old woman reliving her best day over and over again


netflix unveiled plans for a new Swedish comedy film on Tuesday Once againdirected by Student Academy Award winner Jonatan Etzler and starring Hedda Stiernstedt (Foreword, Restaurant).

Myriam Ingrid (Beartown), Elinor Silfversparre Fahlén and Maxwell Cunningham are also part of the cast.

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News of the project comes a the day after the discovery of Warner Bros. said its HBO Max streaming service would no longer produce originals in the Nordics, the Netherlands, Central Europe and Turkey.

Stiernstedt plays 40-year-old Amelia, who is hit by a bus on her birthday night and wakes up in 2002, on her 18th birthday, “with the chance to relive her best day and make her life the perfect vision of what she intended it to be,” according to a description of the plot. “But when she starts waking up again and again that same day, she must find the key to what she needs to fix in order to literally leave the past behind it and back to the present.”

Saïd Stiernstedt: “I am so excited that this project is coming to life. The time for a look back at the early 2000s seems right, and diving into that era is filled with so much joy. I work with the talented Jonatan Etzler and a group of very talented actors. We’re having a great time working together and I think that will show in the end result.

The Swedish-language comedy is written by Tove Forsman and Sofie Forsman (Young Royals, The reading list). Etzler won a Student Academy Award for the short film get ready with me. Once again will be his first feature film. The project is based on an original idea by Mikael Ljung and is produced by Eleonor Sager at Breakable.

Netflix will release Once again in the world in 2023.

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