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Here Is Your Life (1966)

Här har du ditt liv (original title)
Not Rated | | 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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Olof Persson
... Olof's Stepmother
Ulla Akselson ... Olof's Mother
Bo Wahlström ... Older brother
Rick Axberg ... Second brother
... Kristiansson
Göran Lindberg ... Olsson
Tage Sjögren ... Lund
Tage Jonsson ... Linus
... August
Anna Maria Blind ... Woman in Tale
Birger Lensander ... Brickworks Intendant
... Smålands-Pelle
... Larsson
... Johansson
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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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Music Composed by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1792)
French Lyrics written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1792)
Swedish lyrics by Edvard Fredin (1889)
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Beautifully Mounted Film
18 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Jan Troell's debut film is a pleasure to view. It's realistic, yet artful, and shot in tasteful black and white. He takes great care with poetry of nature, along with picturesque composition.

Alas, when it comes to original narrative, Mr. Troell doesn't demonstrate that's his forte. The film for me felt largely redundant, as though almost half could be deleted for a stronger cumulative statement.

Later on in his career, "The Immigrants" and "The New Land" revealed the film maker's talent best realized. In contrast, "Here's Your Life" merely shows technical promise in its photographic imagery. What's needed is a skilled writer.

It's easy to understand the work being selected by Sweden as its entry in the Academy Award foreign language category--and the Academy's rejecting it's qualification.

Today it's a "forgotten film" shown occasionally on the TCM network.


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