The Man Who Quit Smoking

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The Man Who Quit Smoking
Mannen som slutade roka 74.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Tage Danielsson
Written by Tage Danielsson
Starring Gösta Ekman
Grynet Molvig
Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt
Cinematography Lars Björne
Release date
  • 16 December 1972 (1972-12-16)
Running time
99 minutes
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

The Man Who Quit Smoking (Swedish: Mannen som slutade röka) is a 1972 Swedish comedy film directed by Tage Danielsson, starring Gösta Ekman, Grynet Molvig, Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt and Gunn Wållgren. The film is known as a Hasse & Tage film and is a great cult classic in Sweden.


The Plot focuses on Dante Alighieri, a young man who loves smoking. When his father dies Dante inherits 17 million kr on one special condition: He must give up smoking in 14 days and then stay smoke-free for an entire year. If he fails, his uncle inherits the 17 million instead. Dante has a living hell while trying to quit, and hires a private detective agency called Little Secret Service who he gives free hands to stop him from smoking, While his uncle, who has taken up smoking himself, also does everything he can to make Dante smoke again.



Tage Danielsson originally came up with the idea for this movie when he himself decided to quit smoking. If he made a movie about the subject he thought it would be to embarrassing if he ever started again. Another inspiration was Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. The main character is named Dante and his loved one is called Beatrice, just as in Dante's Inferno.


At the 9th Guldbagge Awards in 1973 Gösta Ekman won the award for Best Actor.[1]

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  1. ^ "Mannen som slutade röka (1972)". Swedish Film Institute. 2 March 2014. 

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