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Adalen 31 (1969)

Ådalen 31 (original title)
During a strike strike-breakers are being transported to Lunde, where they are assaulted by the strikers. The military are sent in. On the 14th May 1931 there is a confrontation between ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Peter Schildt ...
Kjell Andersson
Kerstin Tidelius ...
Karin, hans mor
Roland Hedlund ...
Harald, hans far
Stefan Feierbach ...
Åke, Kjells bror
Martin Widerberg ...
Martin, Kjells bror
Marie De Geer ...
Anna Björklund
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Hedvig, Annas mor
Olof Bergström ...
Disponent Olof Björklund, Annas far
Jonas Bergström ...
Nisse, Kjells vän
Olle Björling ...
En strejkbrytare
Pierre Lindstedt ...
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During a strike strike-breakers are being transported to Lunde, where they are assaulted by the strikers. The military are sent in. On the 14th May 1931 there is a confrontation between demonstrators and the military who open fire and five people are killed and five injured. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik_klasson@hotmail.com>

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22 October 1969 (USA)  »

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Adalen 31  »

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SEK 1,700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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First released on DVD separately, unrestored and cropped, and then as part of the "Bo Widerberg - En filmografi" box set - restored and in the original aspect ratio. See more »

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Black and Tan Fantasy
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Music by Duke Ellington
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Exaggerated Communist propaganda film
10 November 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This movie is loosely based on historic events. These events of 1931 is still romanticized in lore with Swedish left wing groups.

This film is aimed at the new wave of communists in the 1960's. The movie was a smash hit with it's target audience. Some claim this to be almost a documentary, using this movie as a revisionist falsification of history.

The story told is all out favored by the communist side, with a lot of exaggeration on events and violence. With the communist being the good side fighting and suffering for justice. While the state and the "capitlists" are mostly a one dimensional evil force.

The story does not bother to mention that the "evil force" where in reality trying to keep democracy in Sweden and not to become another Sub-Soviet dictatorship.

The movie in itself is not that good and the sound is awful, at times I can't make out what is being said.


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