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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 ...
Göran Lindberg ...
Tage Sjögren ...
Tage Jonsson ...
Anne-Marja Blind ...
Woman in Tale (as Anna Maria Blind)
Birger Lensander ...
Brickworks Intendant
Ulf Palme ...
Jan-Erik Lindqvist ...
Johansson (as Jan-Eric Lindquist)


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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Swedish picaresque, in brilliant wide-screen format
30 July 2000 | by (Amherst, MA) – See all my reviews

A beautiful bildungsroman-- a young man goes wandering through the world, making his way as he goes and meeting vivid people. The material isn't romantic-- poverty is general, and the young man discovers his own cruelty as well as the strengths that sustain him. This film had a huge cast, and Troell's use of widescreen fills the image with detail of 19th century provincial life that authenticates the performances-- I have remembered the dirty leer of its blacksmith for thirty years. I remember watching it, wishing there were an hour more of it.

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