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Ingmarssönerna (1919)

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Credited cast:
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Lill Ingmar Ingmarsson
Harriet Bosse ...
Brita
Tore Svennberg ...
Stor Ingmar Ingmarsson
Hildur Carlberg ...
Marta
Hjalmar Peters ...
Brita's Father
Svea Peters ...
Brita's Mother
Gustav Ranft ...
Judge
William Iwarsson ...
Reverend
Wilhelm Högstedt ...
Sven
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Ahlin ...
District Court Visitor
Wiktor Bergendahl
Ernst Brunman ...
District Court Guard
Artur Cederborgh ...
Farm-Hand
Gösta Gustafson ...
District Court Visitor
Ester Lundh ...
Bridesmaid
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Classic Swedish film represents a direction later film making could effectively have followed.
14 April 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It is extraordinary that this amazing film is not repeatedly shown. It is possibly the best demonstration of the genius (not an assessment to make casually) of Sjöstrom - with David Griffiths, the first person to demonstrate his brilliance by making films.

The film's aware mix of the naive vision of the ancestors sitting in the lodge in heaven, which Sjöstrom's character reaches by climbing a ladder to the clouds, and the grim, realist material of the unfaithful wife's child, alone would make it outstanding but finding this at a stage where it had virtually nothing in the way of antecedent is staggering.

Modern prints may not do justice to the sophistication of the film making. The performances do survive un-dimmed. Curious that Sjöstrom was able to take his mastery to Hollywood when the Scandinavian industry faltered but not to survive the challenge of sound - something which remains a mystery that could stand investigation.


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