After Marta had decided to become a nun at a young age, filmmaker Maud Nycander followed her and her family for ten years.



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Credited cast:
Maria av Bebådelsen ...
Emanuel Cavallin ...
Himself - Marta's younger brother
Magdalena Cavallin ...
Herself - Marta's younger sister
Samuel Cavallin ...
Himself - Marta's father
Samuel Johan Cavallin ...
Himself - Marta's older brother
Stella Cavallin ...
Herself - Marta's mother
Teresa Cavallin ...
Herself - Marta's younger sister


After Marta had decided to become a nun at a young age, filmmaker Maud Nycander followed her and her family for ten years.

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30 September 2007 (Sweden)  »

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a slave's life
26 May 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

i watched that movie at a religion class at school( i am 23 yo) it tells the story of a Swedish girl (Marta) who comes from an extremely religious (christian) family, and decides to become a nun, her family owns a little chapel, notice well that no one else goes into their chapel. Marta lives in some kind of church, and nobody is allowed to go out of it, or talk when they work( which is most of the day), no TV, radio or newspapers allowed, and the worst, during visits, she had to stay behind fences, just like in prison, her family is only allowed to visit her 7 days a year, but Marta said she voluntarily chosen to do that. i found it horrible because these nuns miss every chance in life to get life experiences and stay out of the world, they just need a place to feel home at and belong to, she wont miss anything since her family didn't allow her to watch TV, or read newspapers anyway. id just describe it as a slave's life Note well that Marta says she doesn't regret leaving home and not going out of the church,but then again she says shes afraid everyone at home could forget her. the director was quite fascinated as it seems( which shows she hadn't had much experience in life as well) the nun just seems to have chosen the easiest way of life career, especially that most Swedish teenagers are so confused about their future and what they can do later on. i give it 3/10 maybe should have given it less, but since it was short (1 hour ) its okay.

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