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Alexander Skarsgård (writer)
Stig Dagerman (short story)
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  (in credits order)

Valter Skarsgård ... The Child
Christer Fjällström ... Father
Evalena Ljung-Kjellberg ... Mother
Jonas Sjöqvist ... Man

Sofia Zouagui ... Woman

Stellan Skarsgård ... Narrator (voice)

Directed by
Björne Larson 
Alexander Skarsgård 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stig Dagerman  short story
Björne Larson  writer
Alexander Skarsgård  writer

Produced by
Anna Knochenhauer .... producer
Original Music by
Mario Adamson 
Cinematography by
John Christian Rosenlund 
Film Editing by
Kristin Grundström 
Production Design by
Aida Stålnacke 
Costume Design by
Aida Stålnacke 
Production Management
Martin Strömberg .... production manager
Sound Department
Mario Adamson .... sound editor
Mikael Frithiof .... voice recordist
Niclas Merits .... sound recordist
Gábor Pasztor .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Malin Carlsson .... second assistant camera
Lubbe Garell .... still photographer
Mats Högberg .... still photographer
Dag Korntorp .... gaffer
Daniel Wannberg .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Stefan Eriksson .... negative cutter
Other crew
Maria Ekelöf .... production coordinator
Martin Johansson .... production assistant
Anna Knochenhauer .... script supervisor
Sam Skarsgård .... production assistant

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Also Known As:
"To Kill a Child" - Europe (English title)
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8 min
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Narrator:The cheerful morning to an evil day.See more »
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Version of Att döda ett barn (1953)See more »


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Short based on a poem - Spoilers, 9 March 2004
Author: pkej-1 from Norway

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Stig Dagerman wrote the short it says here, though I remember it as a poem, it has a rhythm and a style which to me suggests it is a poem and in school we were taught it as a poem.

The poem/short concerns an ordinary day in Sweden which ends in tragedy. The build up is very subtle in the poem, but a bit more obvious as a short.

Stellan Skarsgård does a very nice rendition of the poem here, well modulated and not too different from the poet's own rendition (which I've heard on the radio once or twice).

The story is simple, it follows the child playing and running errands for his mother and the young couple going for a trip to the sea. This goes back and forth until they all meet tragically in the end.

This is one of the few poems I know by heart, it has stuck with me since 7th or 8th grade when we learned it at school.

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