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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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Credited cast:
Lena Nyman ...
Tage Danielsson ...
Frida's friend
Georg Årlin ...
Margaretha Krook ...
Judge's daughter
Ernst-Hugo Järegård ...
Jan Malmsjö ...
Urban Sahlin ...
Gösta Ekman ...
Frans - Prison director
Hans Alfredson ...
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


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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Plot Keywords:

prison | prisoner | spring | warden | farce


En familjefars av Tage Danielsson


Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

6 December 1975 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Släpp fångarne loss, det är vår!  »

Box Office


SEK 14,826,000 (Sweden)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Harald: Direktörn ser ju strålande ut. De grå tinningarnas charm?
Frans - Prison director: Det är inte charm, det är målarfärg.
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Featured in Stjärnbilder (1995) See more »


Music by Tage Danielsson
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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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