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"Svinalängorna" (original title)

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A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

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Flisan
Minna Haapkylä ...
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Håkan Bengtsson ...
Veikko
Julia Öhrström-Jönsson ...
Riita
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Inga-Lill
Rasmus Troedsson ...
Sten Hård
Simon J. Berger ...
Bengt Brink
Kerstin Andersson ...
Margareta Persson
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A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

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It's never too late to reconcile.

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The toll of an abusive alcoholic upbringing
12 July 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Pernilla August has directed a heart wrenching story about a woman which has to get back to her dying mother after a lot of years with no contact. But already on the way there we understand that going back is something of the hardest thing she can do. Through flashbacks we see some of her childhood years in a alcoholic abusive home, which really has made her childhood something she rather would have forgotten.

Noomi and Ola Rapace plays brilliantly (being formerly married, they sure know how to find electricity in their relationship), but the price for great acting should go to the whole crew. The drunken parents are perfectly depicted in a film which I think maybe is the most brilliantly display of an alcoholic abusive upbringing I ever seen.

Filming is bleak, dark and very suitable for this story, which slowly grips you in a way that when the film ends it's a surprise to you that you just spent two hours in it's company.

It's also the best Swedish film I ever saw, and therefore I give a 9 in score for this. Very recommended.


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