Falkenberg Farewell (2006)
"Farväl Falkenberg" (original title)

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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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Credited cast:
Holger Eriksson ...
David Johnson ...
Jörgen Svensson ...
Rolf Sundberg ...
Jespers pappa
Ulla Jerndin ...
Holgers och Johns mamma
Per-Ola Eriksson ...
Holgers och Johns pappa
Helena Svensson ...
Jörgens mamma
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leif Arne Gustavsson
Eva Lundskog
Johanna Raoust


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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Release Date:

22 September 2006 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Adieu Falkenberg  »

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SEK 300,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Saying farewell to freedom
9 April 2008 | by (Maastricht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Internationally known as "Falkenberg Farewell" this film deals with a number of friends that get together for a last time during the summer that bridges their lives between playful old children and young responsible adults. Still having nothing to do but hang about and do whatever they feel like they have one last breath of total freedom before the harness of the daily rut takes them and binds them.

Starting with a short description of the main characters the film rolls slowly but steadily. When it is clear what everyone does and where everyone is going to it starts telling its actual story and it must be said: that is done a little messy. It looks like it tries to go in all directions at once and ends up staying right in the middle because of it. While it is clear about the message it wants to give off, it is far less clear about the way it revolves around the characters.

I wasn't really impressed with this film. Partly because I saw it during a film festival where it was surrounded by much better films, partly because it was so messy that it was hard to get into.

6 out of 10 summers ending

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