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Flocken / Flocking (2015) Beata Gårdeler, Fatime Azemi, John Risto, Eva Melander, Drama

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A small Swedish community which seems idyllic on the surface. But when 15-year-old Jennifer claims to have been raped by a schoolmate, everything changes. The rumour rapidly spreads throughout the community. And more and more people are convinced that Jennifer is lying. This is the beginning of a stirred up lynch chase in which an entire community turns against a young girl and her family.
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Kyrkoherden / The Lustful Vicar (1970) Torgny Wickman, Jarl Borssén, Margit Carlqvist, Magali Noël, Comedy, Erotic

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During a witch trial in the seventeenth century a woman is accused of being a witch and burned at the stake. The witch curse the village priest who pushed through the accusations and promises that her offspring will avenge her. During the Caroline the priest’s son take over as vicar of the congregation, and the daughter of the witch bewitches him so that he suffers constant erection. This is off course very embarrassing for the vicar. The local women has to step in and try to set things right.
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Den enfaldige mördaren / The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982) Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Johansson, Hans Alfredson, Drama

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In the 1930s, the feeble-minded Sven’s mother dies and he is hired as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund’s farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an adult. One day he has had enough of Höglund’s maltreatment and moves in with Anna’s family.
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The New Land / Nybyggarna (1972) Jan Troell, Max von Sydow, Liv Ullmann, Eddie Axberg, Drama, Western

The New Land (1972)
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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