Olof lives alone on his family's farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik, who helps him in the afternoons. Once a sailor, ... See full summary »
In this political thriller, a young woman is found drowned on a winter night by the sea. The dead woman's brother, Thomas, discovers that her death is connected to their father, now ... See full summary »
Anders W. Berthelsen,
Stockholm East is a moving and compelling love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy that has taken its toll on both their lives and their relationships.When Johan (... See full summary »
Dragonfly is the story of a couple that wants to get away. They want to spend time together in peace. They want to put something behind them. There is no such place. Someone will always ... See full summary »
Jonas has promised to take time off work to take care of his baby daughter so that his fiancé can go back to work. The problem is that his company, a taxi service, needs serious attention ... See full summary »
Woman, 38, no children, no husband! Lisa wants a change of life. She starts internet-dating, but it turns out that the more men she meets, the further from family happiness she finds ... See full summary »
Maria von Heland
Two brothers in their 40s are found dead in the forest. By their side lies a woman, very weak, but still alive. "All that matters is past" is the story of how Janne meets William after many... See full summary »
While in a party promoted by her chief and friend Måns Wenngren, the fiscal attorney, Rebecka Martinsson, receives a call from her former sister-in-law, Sanna Strandgård, telling that her ... See full summary »
Hanna says her hair clip was her morning gift from Ulf. The term "morning gift" derives from the practice of the bridegroom giving his bride a gift on the morning after the wedding night, after the consummation of the marriage and proof of the bride's virginity. Traditionally the dower or morning gift was much bigger than a hair clip. It was usually land or property that could support a wife in the (usual) event that she survived her husband. It was usually given (in trust) to the wife after the wedding. See more »
A chilling experience of the Back Death, first hand
When I first saw this film, several years ago, I realised after the first 10 minutes that I was in for something special: a single person's growing awareness of the horror and nature of the plague. We watch as it transforms the human landscape - physical, social and emotional - calling into question people's humanity itself as individuals and communities try to deal with something they can't understand. In the time it is set they have very inadequate tools, religion being the worst of them with medicine (this was the bloodletting era) not far behind. The atmosphere festers with foreboding. One after another, human tragedies unfold as Hanna journeys from her children and their isolated rural (and walled) hamlet to meet her husband (Ulf's) ship on its return from the crusades. After 4 lonely years Hanna, feeling her youth and beauty are behind her, has mixed emotions about the reunion. This is, naturally, compounded by the surreal landscape and the crazed communities she passes through. Watch this film and decide for yourself whether it's boring or disappointing. For my part I saw it again recently. For the second time I was moved, held in thrall, and entertained.
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