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Children's Island (1980)

Barnens ö (original title)
Reine is supposed to go to a summer camp called 'Childrens island' but decides to remain in Stockholm over the summer while his mother is working at a hospital. She thinks he is at the camp... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Tomas Fryk ...
Reine Larsson
Anita Ekström ...
Harriet Larsson
Ingvar Hirdwall ...
Stig Utler
Börje Ahlstedt ...
Hester
Lars-Erik Berenett ...
Esbjörn
Hjördis Petterson ...
Olga
Sif Ruud ...
Mrs. Bergman-Ritz
Lena Granhagen ...
Helen
Majlis Granlund ...
Lotten
Malin Ek ...
Kristina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bissa Abelli ...
Member of theatre group
Christer Banck ...
Janne
Sune Bergsten ...
Guy in "Gang of Death"
Björn Borg ...
Himself
Per Carleson ...
Member of theatre group
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Reine is supposed to go to a summer camp called 'Childrens island' but decides to remain in Stockholm over the summer while his mother is working at a hospital. She thinks he is at the camp and he tells her he his. We then follow him around Stockholm that summer and see what he encounter on the path of life. Written by Mikael Ahkoila <mikah582@student.liu.se>

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Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
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Weird movie
9 January 2007 | by (Middle of Nowhere) – See all my reviews

I did not quite get Barnens O – it is one of the weirdest ones I have watched. The soundtrack was quite unusual as well – written and performed by Jean Michel Jarre - it makes the movie weirder than it was. I have to admit that I was almost going to change it and watch another one instead –at times the movie seemed plain dumb to me, or boring – or confusing. There are quite a few sexual references in that movie – trough they too are kind of messed up . Probably the only phrase that I will remember out of it is going to be "When you are alone, you can control things "– and "I will show them "- or something like that .The boy in that movie was obsessed with the idea of not growing up – "the last summer as a child "he thought once – and he sure lived it to the max. So if you have few hours to spare you can watch this movie – but you won't miss much if you don't.


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