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Based on the novel by Maria Gripe, this is the story of two children, Klas and Klara, growing up in the poor Swedish countryside of the mid-19th century. Their father Albert is a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Granhagen ...
Flaxa Mildväder
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Albert
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Sofia
Oliver P. Peldius ...
Klas
Jasmine Heikura ...
Klara
Elin Klinga ...
The Empress
Thommy Berggren ...
The Emperor
Ann-Cathrin Palme ...
Nana
Måns Westfelt ...
Kusken
Ewa Fröling ...
Nana (voice)
Johan Ulveson ...
Kloka (voice)
Helge Jordal ...
Glasförsäljaren
Margreth Weivers ...
Dockförsäljerskan
Martin Lange ...
Betjänt
Peter Nystedt ...
Betjänt
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Based on the novel by Maria Gripe, this is the story of two children, Klas and Klara, growing up in the poor Swedish countryside of the mid-19th century. Their father Albert is a glass-blower, famous for his beautiful vases, but still unable to earn enough money for his wife Sofia and the children. At a spring fair a distinguished gentleman arrives and buys all of Albert's glassware. After this nothing will be the same again. Klas and Klara are kidnapped and taken to a strange castle... Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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27 February 1998 (Sweden)  »

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SEK 28,000,000 (estimated)

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SEK 9,544,456 (Sweden) (1 January 1999)
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Stunningly beautiful
28 April 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

"Glasblåsarns barn" is the most stunningly beautiful Swedish film I have ever seen (yes, I think it's more beautiful than "Elvira Madigan"). The cinematography is great, the production design exquisite, the costume design is brilliant, and the locations are truly beautiful. It's on par with "Sleepy Hollow," really. Not only is it beautiful, it is also a good film. Thommy Berggren is magnificent as Härskaren, and apart from him the film boasts a top notch cast like Stellan Skarsgård and Pernilla August. Even the two kids do great jobs. A wonderful fairy tale for both children (not too young, though) and adults. Highly recommended.


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