Sweden

  • Ruben Östlund – Familj igen AKA Family Again (2002)

    2001-2010DocumentaryRuben ÖstlundSweden
    Familj igen (2002)
    Familj igen (2002)

    PLOT: 23 years after Ruben Östlund’s parents divorce, both his mom and dad are single again. With a child’s hope of an entire family, he tries to reconcile them in front of a new outward eye, the camera.Read More »

  • Ruben Östlund – Låt dom andra sköta kärleken AKA Let the others deal with love (2001)

    2001-2010DocumentaryRomanceRuben ÖstlundSweden
    Låt dom andra sköta kärleken (2001)
    Låt dom andra sköta kärleken (2001)

    First film by the most prominent Swedish director of today.

    Kommer ni ihåg när vi var i Alperna tillsammans? Alla kompisar som en enda stor familj. Det
    var ju så man skulle leva, svårare var det inte. Men plötsligt är det som om livet kommer
    smygande inpå oss och vi börjar inse att så här kommer det inte vara för alltid. Så lätt
    kommer vi inte undan.Read More »

  • Yngve Gamlin – Badarna AKA The Bathers (1968)

    Yngve Gamlin1961-1970DramaSweden
    Badarna (1968)
    Badarna (1968)

    It is a hot and muggy summer’s day in Näsviken, a small community at the edge of logger country Sweden. Barely surviving, the run-down hostel has been turned into housing for alcoholics in the county. In the midst of this, a young woman spends her days.Read More »

  • Calvin Floyd – Vem var Dracula? AKA In Search of Dracula (1974) (HD)

    1971-1980Calvin FloydDocumentaryHorrorSweden
    Vem var Dracula? (1974)
    Vem var Dracula? (1974)

    The book IN SEARCH OF DRACULA, by Raymond T. McNally and Radu Florescu, was one I checked out of school libraries multiple times. The book proposed a link between the character of Dracula created by author Bram Stoker and the real-life Transylvanian historical figure Vlad Tepes. In the early 1970s it was adapted into a film of the same name, with appearances and narration by none other than Christopher Lee. Kino has released the project on Region A Blu-ray.Read More »

  • Tom Clegg – Slagskämpen aka The Inside Man (1984)

    1981-1990ActionSwedenThrillerTom Clegg
    Slagskämpen (1984)
    Slagskämpen (1984)

    From svenskfilmdatabas

    The film Slagskämpen is a adaption of a novel by Harry Kullman (1919-1982). This project is ,with Swedish standard, a expensive film with a budget of 12 million Swedish SEK (70% Swedish and 30 % English money). So much money even if the entire film was shot in Stockholm. The explanation is the action scenes and expensive actors.Read More »

  • Ingmar Bergman – Ett drömspel AKA A Dream Play (1963)

    Ingmar Bergman1961-1970DramaFantasySweden
    Ett drömspel (1963)
    Ett drömspel (1963)

    Agnes (Ingrid Thulin), daughter of the goddess Indra, has come to Earth to learn about what it means to be human. She meets many people in her journey. The figures that guide her most are Alfred (Uno Henning), an officer who becomes a doctor; Axel (Allan Edwall), the lawyer that she weds, and the poet (Olof Widgren) who may be the author of her dreams. What she observes and experiences makes her pity mankind.Read More »

  • Malik Bendjelloul – Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

    2011-2020DocumentaryMalik BendjelloulSweden
    Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
    Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

    Rodriguez was the greatest ’70s U.S. rock icon who never was. His albums were critically well-received, but sales bombed, and he faded away into obscurity among rumors of a gruesome death. However, as fate would have it, a bootleg copy of his record made its way to South Africa, where his music became a phenomenal success. In a country suppressed by apartheid, his anti-establishment message connected with the people.Read More »

  • Kristian Levring – The King Is Alive (2000)

    Kristian Levring1991-2000Dogma FilmsDramaSweden
    The King Is Alive (2000)
    The King Is Alive (2000)

    When a bus breaks down in the desert, the passengers decide to stage “King Lear.”

    Thinking Inside the Box
    Rating * Has redeeming facet

    The King Is Alive, directed and cowritten by Kristian Levring, is the fourth film to have the dubious honor of qualifying for certification under the rules of the Dogma 95 manifesto, whose professed aim is to get back to the basics of realism — shooting, for example, in natural locations with handheld cameras, direct sound, and natural lighting. But what’s basic or realistic and what isn’t, in terms of film history and technique? The manifesto also insists that movies be shot in color, a rather ahistorical reading of what’s basic — unless one labels all possible uses of color in film realistic and all possible uses of black and white artificial.Read More »

  • Rune Carlsten – Eviga länkar (1946)

    1941-1950DramaRune CarlstenSweden
    Eviga länkar (1946)
    Eviga länkar (1946)

    Hilda Granström runs a ladies’ tailoring shop. Her husband Richard is a cellist in the Opera Orchestra. Their three daughters help out in Hilda’s shop. Richard’s 80-year-old mother, who once was a dancer, also lives with the family.Read More »

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