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Kvarteret Korpen (1963)

An aspiring young writer lives in a bleak working class block in the late 1930s.

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Christina Frambäck ... Elsie
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An aspiring young writer lives in a bleak working class block in the late 1930s.

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One of Ingmar Bergman's favourite films. See more »

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Anders: They never offered any cigars, dad.
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Concerto for Trumpet and Strings in D
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Crushed Dreams
27 January 2018 | by See all my reviews

Set in 1936 and filmed in a bleak tower block in Malmö demolished shortly afterwards, from which the occupants dream hopelessly of escape while being nearly three months behind with the rent.

Anders (Tommy Berggren) dreams of success as a writer, while his father (Keve Hjelm) simply dreams as he drinks himself into a stupor upon his return from a downward succession of humiliating menial jobs; and mother (Emy Storm) toils endlessly in a waking nightmare of drudgery in her exertions to hold the family together.


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