Spot-on, humorous caption of Swedish class-struggle
This film, by many connosoirs regarded as the peak of the Åsa-Nisse sequence, is indeed director Ragnar Frisk´s undisputed masterpiece. The plot takes master poacher and illegal fisherman Nils Nilsson on the Ridge, commonly known as "Åsa-Nisse" ("Ridge-Nils") and his faithful, if not overly gifted, side-kick Klabbarparn into high adventure as they have to pose as noblemen to help a young girl win her heart´s desire. As you understand, the clash between the Swedish nobility and the rural antics of Åsa-Nisse and his crew of misfits makes for a truly hilarious tale of the burlesque. John Elfström and Arthur Rolén, having already portrayed these legendary Swedish folk-heroes on numerous occasions, act as if their lives depended on it, and are sure to leave you with cramps of laughter in your stomach.
On a personal note, I, being of noble heritage myself, found the depiction of old Swedishs counts and barons acceptable, bur perhaps a trifle naive.
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