Tag Archives: Swedish

Lau Lauritzen & Alice O’Fredericks – Fröken Julia jubilerar (1938)

Julia, who is a cashier at a piano factory, goes on a skiing trip with some friends. Her boss discovers at the same time that there is money missing. But Julia doesn’t care… Read More »

Nils Poppe – Pengar – en tragikomisk saga AKA Money (1946)

Harry Orvar Larsson is a poor vagabond, walking the country roads and living on nothing but sunshine and generosity. To get some money in his pocket he becomes a helping hand for seven lumberjackers way out in the sticks. What Orvar does not know that he stands to inherit a large fortune – if he declares himself on time… Read More »

Bo Widerberg – Ådalen 31 AKA Adalen Riots (1969)

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Flushed with the success of his Elvira Madigan, Swedish director Bo Widerberg concocted another story of teenaged love juxtaposed with social upheaval in Adalen 31. The title refers to the 1931 worker’s strike against the Adalen paper mill in Northern Sweden. As the strikers debate whether or not to use violence in pressing their complaint, the daughter of the factory owner (Marie De Geer) is impregnated by the son of a worker (Peter Schildt). The strike is “resolved” in a bloody confrontation between the laborers and government troops, resulting in the death of the boy–and, on a greater scale, the collapse of Sweden’s Conservative Government. The girl ultimately opts for an abortion, which partially explains why Adalen 31 was originally given an “X” rating by the then-conservative Motion Picture Association of America. Read More »

Johan Kling – Darling (2007)

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A tragic and comic tale about beautiful and self-absorbed Eva, who cheats on her boyfriend, which becomes the starting point of a slow but relentless descent down to the life of ordinary people and a surprising, but doomed friendship. Read More »

Jan Troell – Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd AKA The Flight of the Eagle (1982)

The Swedish 19th century engineer S. A. Andrée sets out to become the first man on the north pole. His idea is to launch a polar expedition using a hydrogen balloon, together with two friends. The balloon, “The Eagle”, takes off from Svalbard in 1897, but the three men are not heard of again. Read More »

Bo Widerberg – Elvira Madigan (1967)

A count and a tightrope dancer fall madly in love, so much so that he deserts the army and his family to run away with her. Set to a Mozart concerto, this film was released in 1967 to rapturous critical acclaim and went on to win Best Actress Award at Cannes for its then 17-year old star, Pia Degermark. Read More »

Ingmar Bergman – Såsom i en Spegel AKA Through a Glass Darkly (1961) (HD)

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Recently released from a mental hospital; Karin rejoins her emotionally disconnected family and their island home, only to slip from reality as she begins to believe she is being visited by God. Read More »