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Sunday's Children (1992)

Söndagsbarn (original title)
The film switches back and forth between the adventures of Pu on a summer holiday in Norrland in Sweden and and the adult Pu visiting his father who lives in an old people's home. Little Pu... See full summary »

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Thommy Berggren ...
Henrik Linnros ...
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Jacob Leygraf ...
Dag
Anna Linnros ...
Lillan
Malin Ek ...
Märta
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Marianne
Irma Christenson ...
Aunt Emma
Birgitta Valberg ...
Börje Ahlstedt ...
Maria Bolme ...
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Majlis Granlund ...
Lalla
Birgitta Ulfsson ...
Lalla
Carl Magnus Dellow ...
Watchmaker
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The film switches back and forth between the adventures of Pu on a summer holiday in Norrland in Sweden and and the adult Pu visiting his father who lives in an old people's home. Little Pu spends a summer in Norrland in the 1920s with all his relatives. He and his brother get to hear the story about the watchmaker who hung himself, learns to shoot with a bow and follow his father on a bicycle trip. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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28 August 1992 (Sweden)  »

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bergman's most personal work
18 November 2000 | by (Houston) – See all my reviews

i've always admired ingmar bergman because his upbringing mirrored my own. his films always captured my imagination because i always understood where he was coming from when it came to family, relationships, religion, etc. and "sunday's children" is one of the few films ever made that spoke to me personally.

although ingmar left the director's chair to his son daniel, ingmar's voice is heard throughout. the film shows little ingmar (named "pu" in this film, which in swedish means "little chap")in the midst of family conflict: a late night quarrel between his parents, dealing with older brother and sisters,, ghost stories from the maids, and dealing with his minister father. i experienced most of these occurrences in my own life. the scenes in the end where the happy childhood memories are juxtaposed with scenes of old-aged bitterness speak volumes to me.

the most powerful thing about this film is that it's all true, from bergman's heart.

bergman's my favorite film-maker, but it wasn't until i saw this film that i truly understood why. this is an undiscovered masterpiece. rent "fanny and alexander", "best intentions", and "sunday's children", and get the full story on ingmar bergman's life. i promise, you won't be disappointed!


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