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Farväl Falkenberg (2006)

The last summer the five boys are together in Falkenberg. They are now grown up to be young men, on their way out into the world. At least most of them.

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John
Holger Eriksson ...
Holger
David Johnson ...
David
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Jesper
Jörgen Svensson ...
Jörgen
Rolf Sundberg ...
Jespers pappa
Ulla Jerndin ...
Holgers och Johns mamma
Per-Ola Eriksson ...
Holgers och Johns pappa
Helena Svensson ...
Jörgens mamma
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Leif Arne Gustavsson
Eva Lundskog
Johanna Raoust
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Five youngsters have grown to be men in Falkenberg. This is the story of their last summer together in the little west coast town. They are all different, with different views upon life and the future. Life is over, yet just to start. The adulthood is about to start, but are they ready? Not all of them, and not all will reach there either. A meditation about life, poetic, balanced, which will remind most of their own childhood and coming of age, and the melancholy of life changes, when you know there's no turning back. A last farewell to a hometown, the little town by the sea. Written by OJT

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22 September 2006 (Sweden)  »

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Adieu Falkenberg  »

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SEK 300,000 (estimated)
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Very interesting
11 September 2006 | by (Perugia, Italy) – See all my reviews

This is the story of five guys who live in Falkenberg, a Swedish sea-town, and know each other since they were little kids. Saying farewell to Falkenberg means to get rid of the childish habits that fill up their boring days and to start living and acting as adults. Falkenberg is most of all the environment (with his rivers, woods and the sea) and the style of this young director reminds the last Gus Van Sant's one, in particular for the shooting of the nature and for the way the character speaks with their gestures. A special mention as to go to the photographer, who succeed in the great effort of finding a realistic portrait of the characters in symbiosis with the environment.


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