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Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975)
"Släpp fångarne loss, det är vår!" (original title)

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Small and short Frida lives with her long, tall friend in a house in the countryside. Frida rejects the idea that people who has committed crimes should be locked up. One day their own ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Lena Nyman ...
Frida
Tage Danielsson ...
Frida's friend
Georg Årlin ...
Judge
Margaretha Krook ...
Judge's daughter
Ernst-Hugo Järegård ...
Harald
Jan Malmsjö ...
'Professorn'
Urban Sahlin ...
'Apan'
Gösta Ekman ...
Frans - Prison director
Hans Alfredson ...
Erlandsson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Per-Axel Arosenius ...
Police officer
Lennart Aspegren ...
Police officer
Helena Brodin ...
Frida's friend's mother
Gerda Calander ...
Member of the Cookie Academy
Martha Colliander ...
Member of the Cookie Academy
Gregor Dahlman ...
Prisoner who killed his wife
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Small and short Frida lives with her long, tall friend in a house in the countryside. Frida rejects the idea that people who has committed crimes should be locked up. One day their own house is burgled by Harald. He is sentenced to prison. Acting in accordance with her philosophy, Frida decides to use all means possible to make it possible for Harald to escape. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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prison | warden | spring | prisoner | farce | See All (5) »

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En familjefars av Tage Danielsson

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Comedy | Musical

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6 December 1975 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Päästäkää vangit irti - on kevät!  »

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SEK 14,826,000 (Sweden)
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Quotes

Harald: Direktörn ser ju strålande ut. De grå tinningarnas charm?
Frans - Prison director: Det är inte charm, det är målarfärg.
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As this is a film about criminals and prisons, all assistants in production (assistant to the director, assistants to the cameramen etc.) are credited as "complicity in" (complicity in directing, complicity in photography etc.) See more »

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PAA BEGAERAN
Music and Lyrics by Birger Sjoeberg
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Great movie!
5 May 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I really love this movie, really I do. Tage Danielsson is such a ... genius! Släpp fångarne loss, det är vår is maybe the most funny and realistic Swedish movie ever. At least in my opinion :D I think that almost every sketch *the gang* has ever made is genius! They are like a Swedish Monty Python! (*Tage Danielsson, Frida Nyman, Hans Alfredsson, Gösta Ekman, so on, so on*)... This movie is a classic - it's got romance, excitement, prison, action, softness, music, genius! This is a movie that makes me truly proud of Sweden (And there isn't so many things that does that to me :P)! It's filmed, not with a bunch of computer-animated special effects, but with real special effects! For instance, Frida is a lot less tall than Frida's friend. Then they have made it so that ALL Frida's stuff is a lot smaller then Frida's friends. For example, her guitar is like three sizes smaller that his. It's very comical, and gives the movie that special little touch. I really think you should see it!


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