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Falkenberg Farewell (2006)

Farväl Falkenberg (original title)
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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A state of mind
30 September 2006 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

There is a lot of things about this film that I didn't understand. There is no clear sense of direction, no understanding of motive in the characters. It reminds me of Terance Malik's "The Thin Red Line" (although they are very different).

But one thing I know for certain is that when I left the theater I was in a totally different state of mind then when I entered it. I felt calm and relaxed. This is why I voted 9/10 because not many films can do this.

And also reminded me of that period in life just between childhood and being an adult, that limbo where you are free, don't feel the obligations of the grown-up world but still with the sense not being a child.

Finally a Swedish Oscar contribution I can be proud of as a Swede.

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