"Every generation needs Ibsen" says Bo Widerberg and presents his version of the classic drama "The Wild Duck" from 1884. As in a thriller we get to follow how the family happiness of the Ekdahls is driven towards a tragic disintegration.

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The Wild Duck (1984)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A loving family's world is shattered by an old friend's arrival, carrying a dark secret.

Director: Henri Safran
Stars: Liv Ullmann, Jeremy Irons, Lucinda Jones
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A salesman and his son sexually abuse the generations of women of a poor family as payment for debt. Janni must see his mother, sister, niece and wife all being exploited, and the family grow bigger with the abuser's kids.

Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Stina Ekblad, Stellan Skarsgård, Reine Brynolfsson
Elvira Madigan I (1967)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The Danish tightrope dancer Elvira Madigan meets Lieutenant Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away.

Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Pia Degermark, Thommy Berggren, Lennart Malmer
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Police lieutenant Nyman is murdered in his hospital bed and Martin Beck and his colleagues have another murder to solve. They discover that Nyman was a very tough policeman who received ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Sven Wollter, Thomas Hellberg
Bombi Bitt och jag (TV Series 1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Bombi Bitt is a wild rascal in the 1930's in Southern Sweden. Eli, the proper son of the station master, becomes his admiring partner.

Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Reiner Albrecht, Tor Isedal
Kärlek 65 (1965)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A film director has problems coping with his wife and marriage. The daughter is their only connecting link. He is looking for love and sex elsewhere. A married woman becomes his new partner for a while.

Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Keve Hjelm, Ann-Marie Gyllenspetz, Inger Taube
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

His name is Carl Hamilton from a Swedish noble family - trained by the CIA and a army SEAL. When a group of terrorists based in Sweden threatens to initiate their diabolic plans - the Coq Rouge Carl Hamilton is activated.

Director: Per Berglund
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Lennart Hjulström, Krister Henriksson
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

On a sunny day, a man drives his car on a road as a little boy runs across it.

Directors: Björne Larson, Alexander Skarsgård
Stars: Valter Skarsgård, Christer Fjällström, Evalena Ljung-Kjellberg
Hebriana (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During a midsummer weekend in the eighties a family gather in their summerhouse in the archipelago. The memory of the dead family father surfaces when Britt-Marie, now calling herself ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Gaby Stenberg, Lena Olin, Irene Lindh
Oxen (1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master's ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge ... See full summary »

Director: Sven Nykvist
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Ewa Fröling, Erland Josephson
Joe Hill (1971)
Certificate: GP Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

About the life and death of the legendary Swedish/American agitator Joe Hill.

Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Thommy Berggren, Anja Schmidt, Kelvin Malave
A Doll's House I (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and... See full summary »

Director: Patrick Garland
Stars: Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson
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Tomas von Brömssen ...
 Hjalmar Ekdahl (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Gina Ekdahl (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Gregers Werle (3 episodes, 1989)
Sten-Åke Cederhök ...
 Old Ekdahl (3 episodes, 1989)
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 Hedvig Ekdahl (3 episodes, 1989)
Mats Bergman ...
 Relling (2 episodes, 1989)
Mona Seilitz ...
 Mrs. Sörby (2 episodes, 1989)
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 Molvig (2 episodes, 1989)
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"Every generation needs Ibsen" says Bo Widerberg and presents his version of the classic drama "The Wild Duck" from 1884. As in a thriller we get to follow how the family happiness of the Ekdahls is driven towards a tragic disintegration.

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A 30 minute TV documentary was shown in connection with the mini-series, featuring an interview with director Bo Widerberg and some behind the scenes footage ("Inför Vildanden: Möte med Widerberg"). See more »

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Version of De wilde eend (1961) See more »

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