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The Great Adventure (1953)

Det stora äventyret (original title)
Approved | | Drama, Family | 23 May 1955 (USA)
A vixen mother invades a chicken coop to provide food for her cubs. She continues to raid the coop until she is shot by a farmer. The cubs are attacked by the farmer and only one survives. ... See full summary »

Director:

Arne Sucksdorff

Writer:

Arne Sucksdorff
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gunnar Sjöberg ... Narrator (Anders as an adult) (voice)
Luis Van Rooten Luis Van Rooten ... Narrator (Anders as an adult) (U.S. version) (voice)
Anders Nohrborg Anders Nohrborg ... Anders
Kjell Sucksdorff Kjell Sucksdorff ... Kjell
Holger Stockman Holger Stockman ... Kvast-Emil
Arne Sucksdorff ... Father
Amanda Haglund Amanda Haglund ... Grandmother
Annika Ekedahl Annika Ekedahl ... Annika
Aina Fritzell Aina Fritzell ... Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stina Andersson Stina Andersson ... Mother
Erik Bodin Erik Bodin ... Store Keeper
Sigvard Kihlgren Sigvard Kihlgren ... Jens
Norman Shelley Norman Shelley ... Narrator
Tryggve Thyselius Tryggve Thyselius ... Priest
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Storyline

A vixen mother invades a chicken coop to provide food for her cubs. She continues to raid the coop until she is shot by a farmer. The cubs are attacked by the farmer and only one survives. An otter trapped in a burrow is rescued by 10-year-old Anders and his six-year-old brother, Kjell. In secret, the boys cage the animal and finally domesticate it. They obtain food for the Otter by fishing through the ice on a frozen lake. The boys manage to keep their secret from their family. On the eve of the May Day festival, Kjell reveals to family and friends the otter's presence. Anders is so distressed that he runs into the woods with the otter. The otter breaks away and returns to its life of natural freedom. The film was a prize winner at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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otter | secret | food | farmer | woods | See All (35) »

Taglines:

The Great Adventure is Life Itself!

Genres:

Drama | Family

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

23 May 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Adventure See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System) (US prints)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Great in every way
22 July 2001 | by anton-6See all my reviews

Outstanding story told in semi documentary style covering four seasons of a boy's life on a farm.Took two years to editing the film.Superb filmed in black and white. see it if you have a chance!!!

4,9 out of 5


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