Tag Archives: swedish

Miraklet i Viskan (2015) John Olsson, Rolf Lassgård, Lia Boysen, Evelina Alexandersson, Drama

Miraklet i Viskan (2015)
Bjarne and Malin live on the banks of the Ljungan. Bjarne’s father-in-law Halvar lives on the other side of the river. They have never seen eye to eye. The now 20-year-long conflict is based on class antagonisms, past words and inheritance issues regarding a firm of haulage contractors, for instance. One unlucky day, Malin crosses the river to persuade Halvar to guarantee a loan Bjarne wants to take out…
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Anita – ur en tonårsflickas dagbok / Anita: Swedish Nymphet (1973) Torgny Wickman, Christina Lindberg, Stellan Skarsgård, Danièle Vlaminck, Drama, Erotic

Anita - ur en tonarsflickas dagbok (Torgny Wickman, 1973)
Anita is a girl of only 16 years, and while she has developed early physically, to a mature woman, she is psychologically completly ruthless. Her relationship the 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 dispell her psychological blocks. In the course of this treatment she reveals to him some of the shocking espisodes of her previous experience and how an inner compulsion forces her into humiliating debauchery in dangerous environments. 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. The common interest of this collective is largely the performing of classical music. Anita’s prosence in the collective, however, is regarded by some of the other girls as highly provocative.
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Karin Månsdotter (1954) Alf Sjöberg, Ulla Jacobsson, Jarl Kulle, Ulf Palme, Drama, History

Karin Mansdotter (1954)
The movie starts with a silent section of slapsticks in BLUE and white and with piano music, giving an outline of Karin’s rise and fall. The rest is normal B&W movie. Karin does not belong to the nobility but nevertheless marries the mentally ill king Erik XIV and becomes queen of Sweden. The king’s skilled counsellor Göran Persson wants a royal policy supporting the people and supported by it. But in relation to the nobility the king oscillates between provocative strength and unpredictable weakness. Göran arranges that some very powerful noblemen are killed. Subsequently the king tries to have them convicted of high treason by the parliament. He forgets the manuscript, mixes up all facts, and the noblemen are acquitted. But Göran speedily gathers another parliament and has them convicted. Meanwhile Erik apologises because of the unjust murders. Hence Erik is dethroned and imprisoned. Göran is executed. Karin is restricted to a castle in Finland.
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Kungliga patrasket / The Royal Rabble (1945) Hasse Ekman, Edvin Adolphson, Ester Roeck Hansen, Drama

Kungliga patrasket AKA The Royal Rabble (1945)
The Ankers is a well-established acting family in the theater world of Stockholm, three generations working together at Kungsteatern theater under management by Stefan Anker. His latest whim is to stage Jacques Offenbach’s opera Helen of Troy. But his infatuation with the leading lady Sonja Swedje leads to the breakup of the family. Also Monica Anker wants to get married and Tommy Anker leave the theater to work as a journalist. Will the famous Ankers ever reunite?
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Saraband (2003) Ingmar Bergman, Liv Ullmann, Erland Josephson, Börje Ahlstedt, Drama, Music

Saraband (2003)
Marianne and Johan meet again after thirty years without contact, when Marianne suddenly feels a need to see her ex-husband again. She decides to visit Johan at his old summer house in the western province of Dalarna. And so, one beautiful autumn day, there she is, beside his reclining chair, waking him with a light kiss. Staying at a cottage on the property are Johan’s son Henrik and Henrik’s daughter Karin. Henrik is giving his daughter cello lessons and already sees her future as staked out. Relations between father and son are very strained, but both are protective of Karin. They are all still mourning Anna, Henrik’s much-loved wife, who died two years ago, yet who, in many ways, remains present among them. Marianne soon realizes that things are not all as they should be, and she finds herself unwillingly drawn into a complicated and upsetting power struggle.
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Det stora äventyret / The Great Adventure (1953) Arne Sucksdorff, Anders Nohrborg, Kjell Sucksdorff, Drama, Family

Det stora aventyret (1953)
A vixen mother invades a chicken coop to provide food for her cubs. She continues to raid the coop until she is shot by a farmer. The cubs are attacked by the farmer and only one survives. An otter trapped in a burrow is rescued by 10-year-old Anders and his six-year-old brother, Kjell. In secret, the boys cage the animal and finally domesticate it. They obtain food for the Otter by fishing through the ice on a frozen lake. The boys manage to keep their secret from their family. On the eve of the May Day festival, Kjell reveals to family and friends the otter’s presence. Anders is so distressed that he runs into the woods with the otter. The otter breaks away and returns to its life of natural freedom.
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En kvinnas ansikte / A Woman’s Face (1938) Gustaf Molander, Ingrid Bergman, Tore Svennberg, Anders Henrikson, Drama

En kvinnas ansikte AKA A Woman's Face (1938)
When she was a child, Anna Holm burned her face. This destroyed her looks, and she has become a mean and bitter woman. She and her ‘friends’ are black-mailers. One of the victims pay her by letting a plastic surgeon, doctor Wegert, make her beautiful again. Anna becomes a new person and leave the others. She becomes a governess for a young boy, who will inherit a fortune. The boy has an evil uncle, who wants to see the boy dead, so that he will inherit the fortune. He hires Anna’s former colleagues as assassins.
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