Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Eyvind Johnson Read More »
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Knut Hamsun is Norway’s most famous and respected writer. Ever since he was young he’s despised the English because of the starvation that they caused Norway through WWI. Read More »
Dom över död man man / The Last Sentence (2012) Jan Troell, Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Ulla Skoog, Biography, Drama
Torgny Segerstedt was one of the leading journalists in Sweden in the 20th century. Read More »
Triple murders are rare enough in Sweden that they qualify as headline-grabbing national news for prolonged periods of time. Read More »
The Emigrants / Utvandrarna (1971) Jan Troell, Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Drama, History
This monumental mid-nineteenth-century epic from Jan Troell charts, over the course of two films, a Swedish farming family’s voyage to America Read More »
Ingenjör Andrées luftfärd / The Flight of the Eagle (1982) Jan Troell, Max von Sydow, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Göran Stangertz, Adventure, Biography, Drama
Based on the novel by Per Olaf Sundman, Ingenjör Andrées Luftfärd (Flight of the Eagle) tells the real-life story of a Swedish engineer’s attempted expedition to the North Pole in a balloon. Read More »
The New Land / Nybyggarna (1972) Jan Troell, Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Drama, Western
This film continues from where The Emigrants / Utvandrarna (1971) left off. Starting a new life in the New World from almost nothing is not easy. The winters and summers are more extreme than in the Old World. But the immigrants are rewarded for their hard work. They now live a better life than they did in Sweden. Bad times also come, however. The civil war starts and the Sioux Indians make a bloody uprising against the white settlers. Karl-Oskar’s family survives all these. His brother, Robert, decides to seek his fortune in the gold fields of California. He never reaches California but acquires some fortune from his boss who dies of yellow fever on the way to the gold fields. An immigrant Swede dupes him of this fortune. Robert returns to his brother where he dies from a disease contracted on the trip. Kristina, whose thoughts never leave Sweden, has several more births and gets pregnant again against the advice of her doctor. This last pregnancy kills her. The children grow up and take over the farm. Karl-Oskar becomes old and lonely. He spends his last days dreaming of his youth in the Old World.
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Ole dole doff / Who Saw Him Die? (1968) Jan Troell, Per Oscarsson, Ann-Marie Gyllenspetz, Kerstin Tidelius, Drama
A weak and tormented teacher is pushed to the limit by his obnoxious students.
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