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The Great Adventure ()

Det stora äventyret (original title)
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  • Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination.
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Narrator (Anders as an adult) (voice)
Luis Van Rooten ...
Narrator (Anders as an adult) (U.S. version) (voice)
Anders Nohrborg ...
Anders
Kjell Sucksdorff ...
Kjell
Holger Stockman ...
Kvast-Emil
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Father
Amanda Haglund ...
Grandmother
Annika Ekedahl ...
Annika
Aina Fritzell ...
Teacher
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stina Andersson ...
Mother
Erik Bodin ...
Store Keeper
Sigvard Kihlgren ...
Jens
Norman Shelley ...
Narrator
Tryggve Thyselius ...
Priest

Directed by

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Arne Sucksdorff

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René Barjavel ... (commentary: french version)
 
Arne Sucksdorff ... (writer)

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Arne Sucksdorff ... producer

Music by

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Lars-Erik Larsson

Cinematography by

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Arne Sucksdorff

Film Editing by

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Arne Sucksdorff

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Nils Gustaf Örn ... production manager

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Åke Bäcklund ... assistant director
Sigvard Kihlgren ... assistant director

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Evald Andersson ... sound mixer
Sven Rudestedt ... sound mixer
Nils Gustaf Örn ... sound

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Astrid Bergman-Sucksdorff ... still photographer
Gustaf Carlsson ... lighting technician (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • The Great Adventure (United States)
  • The Great Aventure (United Kingdom)
  • La grande aventure (France)
  • A nagy kaland (Hungary)
  • La grande aventure (Belgium, French title)
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  • 94 min
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