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Here Is Your Life (1966)

Här har du ditt liv (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 20 December 1968 (USA)
A working class teenager comes of age in 1910s rural Sweden, moving from job to job and meeting a variety of individuals who gradually shape his future.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Axberg ...
Olof Persson
Gudrun Brost ...
Olof's Stepmother
Ulla Akselson ...
Olof's Mother
Bo Wahlström ...
Older brother
Rick Axberg ...
Second brother
Holger Löwenadler ...
Kristiansson
Göran Lindberg ...
Olsson
Tage Sjögren ...
Lund
Tage Jonsson ...
Linus
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August
Anne-Marja Blind ...
Woman in Tale (as Anna Maria Blind)
Birger Lensander ...
Brickworks Intendant
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Smålands-Pelle
Ulf Palme ...
Larsson
Jan-Erik Lindqvist ...
Johansson (as Jan-Eric Lindquist)
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Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Eyvind Johnson, Here's Your Life tells the story of a working-class boy coming of age in rural Sweden during the first World War. Director Jan Troell's striking visual style is on display, as are cameos from some of Swedish cinema's biggest stars. Written by Anonymous

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Competent movie-making, but overly episodic - with at least 1 HOUR of redundant footage...
12 November 2007 | by (Åby, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Long, lumbering tale of teenage Olof and his coming-of-age journey through Sweden in the 1910s. This award-winning epic tells both a rite-of-passage story, and a fairly interesting depiction of rural Sweden and the country's early proletarian and workers' movement.

Great production values and cinematography underline competent movie-making for sure... but we never get to know the protagonist enough to really care in the end, because of its overly episodic narrative. What's more, it contains at least one HOUR of footage and scenes that neither move, entertain or push the story forward... Poetic? No, in my book, that's being guilty of painfully redundant screen time! It's on many a list of best-ever Swedish movies. To me, it's not bad (as stated), but I probably wouldn't even rank it on my Swedish top-50...

5 out of 10 from Ozjeppe


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