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Here Is Your Life (1966)

Här har du ditt liv (original title)
M/PG | | Drama | 20 December 1968 (USA)
A working class teenager comes of age in 1910s rural Sweden, moving from job to job and meeting a variety of individuals who gradually shape his future.

Director:

Jan Troell

Writers:

Bengt Forslund, Eyvind Johnson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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6 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Axberg ... Olof Persson
Gudrun Brost ... Olof's Stepmother
Ulla Akselson Ulla Akselson ... Olof's Mother
Bo Wahlström Bo Wahlström ... Older brother
Rick Axberg Rick Axberg ... Second brother
Holger Löwenadler ... Kristiansson
Göran Lindberg Göran Lindberg ... Olsson
Tage Sjögren Tage Sjögren ... Lund
Tage Jonsson Tage Jonsson ... Linus
Allan Edwall ... August
Anna Maria Blind Anna Maria Blind ... Woman in Tale
Birger Lensander Birger Lensander ... Brickworks Intendant
Max von Sydow ... Smålands-Pelle
Ulf Palme ... Larsson
Jan-Erik Lindqvist ... Johansson
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Storyline

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Eyvind Johnson, Here's Your Life tells the story of a working-class boy coming of age in rural Sweden during the first World War. Director Jan Troell's striking visual style is on display, as are cameos from some of Swedish cinema's biggest stars. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

This film is part of the Criterion Collection, spine #766. See more »

Connections

Featured in Jan Troell on 'Here Is Your Life' (2015) See more »

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Sörmlandspolskan
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A forgotten masterpiece
6 November 2005 | by KensingtonianSee all my reviews

A magnificent but almost forgotten movie, even in Sweden, although it was awarded Best Direction in the Swedish Oscars, Filmbaggen, in 1967, collected two awards at the Berlin Film Festival 1967, and took the two top awards in the Chicago Film Festival 1967. It seems impossible to get hold of on VHS or DVD, even in Sweden (although it was released on video in Sweden in 1997). However, it is shown in Swedish art-house cinemas ever so often. The cinematography is beautiful (Jan Troell always does his on cinematography, he started working as cinematographer for Bo Widerberg), and the story about the young man in northern Sweden during World War I is both moving and funny. Full of cameos of some of the biggest stars in Swedish cinema, like Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand, Allan Edvall and Per Oscarsson.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | German | English

Release Date:

20 December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here's Your Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Boden, Norrbottens län, Sweden See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (flashback scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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