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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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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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L'Internationale
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Music by Pierre Degeyter
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Definitely not a waste of time!
18 July 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Dramatized story about strikers, black-foots, saw-mill-owners and the military in a small Swedish town in 1931. The military was sent in to stop the strikers that were marching towards one of the mills. Due to inexperience and nervousness in the commanding officer, the order to fire was given and five people were killed. From then on Swedish military has been forbidden to act against civilians, until this summer, when a new law was passed in Swedish parliament. This law permits the police to ask the military for help in terror-like situations, with commanding chief of police as supreme commander. The film is a fairly true revue of what happened that day in 1931.


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