MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,964 this week

The Serpent's Way (1986)
"Ormens väg på hälleberget" (original title)

6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 189 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 70 titles
created 03 Jul 2011
 
a list of 1132 titles
created 20 Feb 2012
 
a list of 81 titles
created 05 May 2012
 
a list of 1150 titles
created 24 Aug 2012
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Serpent's Way (1986)

The Serpent's Way (1986) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Serpent's Way.
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The life and times of the Scandinavian artists' colony who lived in Skagen on the Danish coast during the 1890s. Not so much a biographical account, rather a portrait of a way of life. The ... See full summary »

Director: Kjell Grede
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Lene Brøndum, Pia Vieth
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.

Director: Lasse Hallström
Stars: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A mentally challenged man escapes from his tyrannical master and finds happiness when a poor family takes him in.

Director: Hans Alfredson
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Maria Johansson, Hans Alfredson
Barnvagnen (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Following his manifesto for a new Swedish cinema, director Widerburg started his career with this realist tale of young woman, Britt, who has two flings, but finds herself with difficult decisions when she finds herself pregnant.

Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Inger Taube, Thommy Berggren, Lars Passgård
Taboo (1977)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Vilgot Sjöman
Stars: Kjell Bergqvist, Lickå Sjöman, Halvar Björk
Linje lusta (TV Movie 1981)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Börje Ahlstedt, Bibi Andersson, Kjell Bergqvist
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

John and Carl have a small publishing company. One day John meets the poet Clara who recently made her debut, and Clara's fiancé Stig. John and Clara fall in love with each other, and she ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Alfredson
Stars: Malin Ek, Sverre Anker Ousdal, Marie Göranzon
The Wild Duck (TV Movie 1989)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Tomas von Brömssen, Pernilla August, Stellan Skarsgård
Heja Roland! (1966)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Thommy Berggren, Mona Malm, Ulf Palme
Amorosa (1986)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Mai Zetterling
Stars: Stina Ekblad, Erland Josephson, Bissa Abelli
En handelsresandes död (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Birgitta Valberg, Börje Ahlstedt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stina Ekblad ...
Tea Alexisdotter
...
Karl Orsa Markström
Reine Brynolfsson ...
Jani
...
Eva (as Pernilla Östergren)
Tomas von Brömssen ...
Jacob
Pernilla Wahlgren ...
Johanna
Ernst Günther ...
Ol Karlsa
Birgitta Ulfsson ...
Grandma
Johan Widerberg ...
Jani as a child
...
Eva as a child
Åsa Karlin ...
Child (as Åsa Göransson)
Michael Kallaanvaara ...
Child
Calle Carlswärd ...
Child (as Carl Carlswärd)
Amelia Glas-Drake ...
Tilda (as Amelia Glas Drake)
Gun Fors ...
A Woman
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 December 1986 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Der Weg der Schlange auf dem Felsen  »

Box Office

Gross:

SEK 3,700,222 (Sweden)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Fujicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Den blomstertid nu kommer
Lyrics by Israel Kolmodin
Performed by Pernilla Wahlgren
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Brilliant
8 May 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

I can't believe I've waited this long to see "Ormens väg på hälleberget"! I've seen it at the video store for years but I haven't gotten around to renting it until just now when I realized that Stellan Skarsgård was in it. Naturally, I should have rented it a long time ago since the great Bo Widerberg directed it, but well... I rented it now.

I was certainly not disappointed by the film. I thought it was quite brilliant, but it was also a harrowing experience to watch it. Stellan Skarsgård's character Karl Orsa really was a despicable person and the pain he caused Tea and her family -- while telling himself that he was "not a bad person" -- is unbelievable. I have no idea what any reviewers thought when this film was released in Sweden in 1986, but I think it's a very good film, quite brilliant. And the cast is very interesting -- at least if you're Swedish: Stina Ekblad, Stellan Skarsgård, Tomas von Brömssen, Reine Brynolfsson, Pernilla August (then Östergren), Ernst Günther, and Pernilla Wahlgren (yes, it's the Pernilla you think it is) plus Johan Widerberg and Melinda Kinnaman in (very) small parts... all in the same film! It's worth watching it only because of that, but as I said: the film is really good in its own right and I highly recommend it. (8/10)


9 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Looking for this film! mutchmusic
Discuss The Serpent's Way (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?