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All Things Fair (1995)
"Lust och fägring stor" (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  8 March 1996 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johan Widerberg ...
Stig
Marika Lagercrantz ...
Viola
Tomas von Brömssen ...
Kjell
Karin Huldt ...
Lisbet
Nina Gunke ...
Stig's Mother
Björn Kjellman ...
Sigge
Kenneth Milldoff ...
Stig's Father
Frida Lindholm ...
Olga
Sigge Cederlund ...
Biografmaskinisten
George Bisset
Gösta Ekstrand
Hilda Suovanen
Per Olov Börjeson
Jörgen Svensson
Monica Stenbeck ...
Gymnastiklärarinnan
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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 drawn to him by his youth and innocence, a god-sent relief from her drunk and miserable husband. They start a passionate and forbidden relationship - but it has consequences they never could have expected. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Han var elev. Hon hans lärarinna. Deras kärlek var förbjuden.

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Lust och fägring stor  »

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$1,939,000 (Sweden)
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Kindertotenlieder
Music by Gustav Mahler (as Mahler)
Performed by Kathleen Ferrier with Wiener Philharmoniker
Conducted by Bruno Walter
EMI Classical
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good coming-of-age film
20 June 2002 | by ((e.g. London, England)) – See all my reviews

"All Things Fair" is a strange kind of film because it is always transforming itself. While it always remains a coming-of-age film it ranges in its focus, touching on many different expressions. Obviously this makes it hard to categorise, hard to follow, hard to analyse, and all this seems to add up to a good thing. It starts out so luridly that I thought I was in for a Swedish version of "Private Lessons" but somehow it manages to continually evolve into something quite else. The changes in pace and locus give the narrative a certain elliptical feel which consolidate the nostalgic representation. Pretty good performances all round and some unexpected twists in the tale make it well worthwhile.


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