Leif is a Swedish comedy movie from 1987 made by the comedy group Galenskaparna & After Shave.
The story is about a small village, Rotum, living in harmony despite (or rather, they just don't care actually) the fact that the village's finances are made by a huge company, Rotums Kanoner & Krut, who's making a profit in creating and exporting weapons. Totally illegal, but profitable. At the same time as the company starts losing money from their export (and starts experimenting with legal ways to sell stuff related to their factory), someone called Leif writes a letter to the newspaper, exposing the whole company.
Chaos!! Who is this Leif? He must be stopped, and he must be silenced in some way, quickly. Otherwise, Rotum is doomed!
Tropes related to this movie:
- Animated Credits Opening: As shown here
- Einstein Hair: The engineers behind the marvelous Fighting Egg both have this.
- Gratuitous English: Business, business, oh yes, business! Played for laughs.
- Hot Pursuit: There's a huge chase scene during the later part of the movie, involving a firetruck, an ambulance, a car and three rows of spectators... On a truck...
- Inelegant Blubbering: Doris, after she have given birth, is crying very emotionally and begging to see her child.
- Left the Background Music On: Some idiot gave a string quartet permission to rehearse in the next room during the board meeting.
- Nervous Wreck: Max
- Never Wake Up a Sleepwalker: discussed, after Doris has found Gunnar sleepwalking at the other end of town and brings him home.Doris: (to the taxi driver) Hey, driver... it's dangerous to wake up someone who's sleepwalking, right? They might go nuts, right?Taxi driver: Yeah.Doris: But what if they're already nuts and you wake them when they're sleepwalking, would that turn them normal?
- Obvious Pregnancy: Gunnar's wife, Doris, is heavily pregnant during most of the movie.
- Running Gag: The older couple in Rotum who now and again are commenting on the ruckus going on around them.Her: It wasn't like this before, was it?Him: No, it was better in the past, truly.
- Slapstick: A huge fight breaks out because of a very simple misunderstanding.
- Slapstick Knows No Gender: The girls fight just as much as the guys (and get just as beat).
- Stop, or I Will Shoot!: Doris to Gunnar, when he once again is too busy and caught up in his own mess to talk to her.
- "The Villain Sucks" Song: Leif, Leif, Leif what have you done? Undo all that you said, quick, quick, quick!
- Can also be "The Hero Sucks" Song though, depending on whose side you're on.