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Burrowing (2009)

Man tänker sitt (original title)
An eleven-year-old boy observes his neighborhood as its surface orderliness rots away.


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Credited cast:
Sebastian Eklund ...
Jörgen Svensson ...
Hannes Sandahl ...
Marek Kostrzewski ...
Bodil Wessberg ...
Sebastian's mother
Silas Francéen ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Britta Bengtsson
Maj Britt Bengtsson
Hisayo Fagerström
Oskar Frankki
Christina Hellström
Solgerd Hullander
Ann-Louice Johansson
Kenneth Karlsson
Anders Kårdahl


An eleven-year-old boy observes his neighborhood as its surface orderliness rots away.

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Release Date:

28 August 2009 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Burrowing  »

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SEK 250,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Sebastian: My instinct tells me, that my head is a organ, I can dig with!
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25 September 2009 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

A child's voice comment is quoting Thoureau many times and it's pretty obvious what it is about: Civilization criticism with the villa area in a Swedish small town as the target. But of course it's supposed to be directed towards all the societies we've created, with their inhuman demands.

And it's rather clever done. You meet the young man with the little son, who doesn't have his own key to his parents' house. You meet another young man, who under the surface seems to be terrorized by his father, to live up to the conditions in the surroundings. And you meet this little boy, who kindly refuses to be the way his mother wants.

They are surrounded by the freedom in the woods, but the conclusions we're supposed to make are a little too easy. But of course credit goes to the slow tempo, which is really daring.

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