Emil Svensson lives with his mother and father, little sister Ida, farmhand Alfred, and maid Lina on a picturesque farm in Småland. He is an unusually lively little boy, who just can't ... See full summary »
The Melkersson family decides to leave the city for the summer to rent a house in the Stockholm archipelago. They come to enjoy the simple life there and all adventures that come their way together with resident family, the Grankvists.
The children of Saltkråkan Island take a public ferry to visit a relative only to find that she has went to hospital. When they try to row back home they lose the oars and must take refuge ... See full summary »
I watched this movie several times before I got to the stage where I wanted to know what everyone was saying. Firstly I worked out the title (as I have written it above), and then a friend who speaks fluent Swedish offered to help me translate the entire dialog. I have spent more than 30 hours creating English subtitles for this movie.
Due to copyright laws however, I am unable to distribute the movie, with the subtitles. Still, I enjoy watching it and being able to know what is being said. Madicken is truly a little sweetheart, as is her sister Lisabet! I would be proud to call either one of them mine!
As for the nudity, this is normal in that part of the world (and should be in ALL parts of the world). It has NOTHING to do with porn or pedophilia. People who see it as such are narrow-minded and uneducated. Being naked is natural, especially when you are a child. I don't think the movie would be the same without it.
The more I watch this movie the more I am inspired to continue learning the language. It's a production that takes you to another place and time. The continuity and attention to detail is first-rate. The scenery is magnificent.
If you can find a copy of it, I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone
young and old alike. Sadly, if you don't understand Swedish (or
German if you have the dual-language version) then it probably won't have the same interest.
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