Sweden

  • Lars Lennart Forsberg – Henrietta (1983)

    Lars Lennart Forsberg1981-1990ComedyDramaSweden
    Henrietta (1983)
    Henrietta (1983)

    Petterson, a founder and director of a traveling “sexorama” show, is isolated at his summer cabin due to a spring flood wiping away the only passable bridge. He has to make do, together with an assortment of characters from the local populace.

    Based on a novel by Stig “Slas” ClaessonRead More »

  • Torgny Wickman – Anita – ur en tonårsflickas dagbok AKA Anita: The Shocking Account of a Young Nymphomaniac (1973)

    Torgny Wickman1971-1980EroticaExploitationSweden
    Anita – Swedish Nymphet (Anita – ur en tonårsflickas dagbok) (1973)
    Anita – Swedish Nymphet (Anita – ur en tonårsflickas dagbok) (1973)

    Anita is a girl of only teenage years, and while she has developed early physically, to a mature woman, she is emotionally struggling. Her relationship with her parents and her friends is very poor and she is regarded with contempt by the people around her, even by the men who so ruthlessly use her. During her troubles she meets Erik, a young psychology student. Gently and carefully he begins to dispel her psychological blocks. In the course of this treatment she reveals to him some of the shocking episodes of her previous experiences. Erik believes he has the solution to Anita’s problems: to let her move into an artist’s communal experiment, of which he is already a member.Read More »

  • Andrei Tarkovsky – Offret AKA The Sacrifice (1986) (HD)

    Andrei Tarkovsky1981-1990ArthouseDramaSweden
    Offret (1986) (HD)
    Offret (1986) (HD)

    News of nuclear war breaks during the festivities of drama critic Alexander’s birthday celebration. With the end of the world nigh, he turns to God and vows to renounce everything near and dear to him, if the war is averted. For Alexander, a philosopher troubled by man’s lack of spirituality, the prospect of certain extinction compels the ultimate sacrifice, and he enters into a Faustian bargain with God to save his loved ones from the fear which grips them.Read More »

  • Hans Abramson – Ormen AKA The Serpent (1966)

    1961-1970DramaHans AbramsonSweden
    Ormen (1966) Filmografinr 1966/09
    Ormen (1966) Filmografinr 1966/09

    Literal adaption of Stig Dagerman’s debute novel Ormen (The Snake, 1945). The film focuses on the first chapter of the book, Berättelsen om Iréne (The Story of Iréne). It was rather controversial at the time of its release, because of the graphic violence and the sex scenes (it was even screened at some porn venues in the UK). It was shot by Mac Ahlberg, who would go on directing several classic Swedish porn films in the 1970’s, such as Flossie (1974), Bel Ami (1976) and Molly – familjeflickan (1977). Apart from that it was also praised as being extremely true to the literary source, not only in terms of plot but also regarding overall style.Read More »

  • Ruben Östlund – Händelse vid bank (2009)

    Ruben Östlund2001-2010ExperimentalShort FilmSweden
    Händelse vid bank (2009)
    Händelse vid bank (2009)

    Winner of the Golden Bear for best short film at the Berlin Film Festival

    Synopsis
    A detailed and humorous reconstruction of a failed bank robbery witnessed in June 2006. A realtime study with over 96 people choreographed for the camera.Read More »

  • Claes Fellbom – Skottet AKA The Shot (1969)

    1961-1970Claes FellbomCrimeDramaSweden
    Skottet (1969)
    Skottet (1969)

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    Claes Fellbom’s Skottet [The Shot] is about two young people fleeing from the police through a wintry Sweden. 18-year-old Ronny (Peter Schildt) has been expelled from his parents’ house and family business since it was discovered that he had abused heroin. When he meets “Kompis” [“Friend”] (Kent-Arne Dahlgren) who has just escaped from prison, Ronny is quickly drawn into old bad habits. The film begins with an almost mute sequence where the two guys break into a weapons depot and drive out into the woods to “test” the automatic weapons in a dreadful war game, which ends in horror. Ronny is forced to seek refuge with his girlfriend Len (singer Cia Löwgren) and with the police on his heels, the young couple escapes.Read More »

  • Bo Widerberg – Mannen från Mallorca AKA The Man from Majorca (1984)

    Bo Widerberg1981-1990CrimeNordic NoirSweden
    Mannen från Mallorca (1982)
    Mannen från Mallorca (1982)

    In Stockholm, on St. Lucy’s feast day, a bandit daringly robs a crowded post office. Within a fortnight, two witnesses are dead. Two cops from vice squad, Johansson and Jarnebring, who were the first to the crime scene, pursue all leads and identify a suspect, an arrogant member of the elite secret police, a man assigned to guard the country’s Minister of Justice. Just as the beat cops think they’ve tightened the noose around the suspect, loose ends appear, witnesses lose their certainty, alibis crop up, and even the cops doubt what they’ve seen. Who’s protecting the suspect and why?Read More »

  • Lukas Moodysson – Tillsammans 99 AKA Together 99 (2023) (HD)

    Lukas Moodysson2021-2030ComedyDramaSweden
    Tillsammans 99 (2023) (HD)
    Tillsammans 99 (2023) (HD)

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    A group of very different individuals who in 1975 lived in a commune called “Together”. Now it is 1999, and the collective has turned into the world’s smallest. The commune consists of only two people – Göran and Klasse. Feeling a bit lonely, the idea occurs of a reunion with their old friends.Read More »

  • Tomas Alfredson – Låt den rätte komma in aka Let the right one in (2008)

    Tomas Alfredson2001-2010ArthouseHorrorSweden
    Låt den rätte komma in (2008)
    Låt den rätte komma in (2008)

    Oskar, a bullied 12-year old, dreams of revenge. He falls in love with Eli, a peculiar girl. She can’t stand the sun or food and to come into a room she needs to be invited. Eli gives Oskar the strength to hit back but when he realizes that Eli needs to drink other people’s blood to live he’s faced with a choice. How much can love forgive? Set in the Stockholm suburb of Blackeberg in 1982.Read More »

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