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Here's Your Life (1966)
"Här har du ditt liv" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  20 December 1968 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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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
Allan Edwall ...
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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A forgotten masterpiece
6 November 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A magnificent but almost forgotten movie, even in Sweden, although it was awarded Best Direction in the Swedish Oscars, Filmbaggen, in 1967, collected two awards at the Berlin Film Festival 1967, and took the two top awards in the Chicago Film Festival 1967. It seems impossible to get hold of on VHS or DVD, even in Sweden (although it was released on video in Sweden in 1997). However, it is shown in Swedish art-house cinemas ever so often. The cinematography is beautiful (Jan Troell always does his on cinematography, he started working as cinematographer for Bo Widerberg), and the story about the young man in northern Sweden during World War I is both moving and funny. Full of cameos of some of the biggest stars in Swedish cinema, like Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Allan Edvall and Per Oscarsson.


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