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Adalen 31 (1969)

Ådalen 31 (original title)
During a strike strike-breakers are being transported to Lunde, where they are assaulted by the strikers. The military are sent in. On the 14th May 1931 there is a confrontation between ... See full summary »

Director:

Bo Widerberg

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Bo Widerberg
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
Peter Schildt ... Kjell Andersson
Kerstin Tidelius Kerstin Tidelius ... Karin, hans mor
Roland Hedlund ... Harald, hans far
Stefan Feierbach Stefan Feierbach ... Åke, Kjells bror
Martin Widerberg Martin Widerberg ... Martin, Kjells bror
Marie De Geer Marie De Geer ... Anna Björklund
Anita Björk ... Hedvig, Annas mor
Olof Bergström ... Disponent Olof Björklund, Annas far
Jonas Bergström ... Nisse, Kjells vän
Olle Björling Olle Björling ... En strejkbrytare
Pierre Lindstedt ... Arbetarledare
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During a strike strike-breakers are being transported to Lunde, where they are assaulted by the strikers. The military are sent in. On the 14th May 1931 there is a confrontation between demonstrators and the military who open fire and five people are killed and five injured. Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik_klasson@hotmail.com>

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Based on real events, which shook the nation to the core - and probably contributed to the Social Democrats coming into power and remaining there for 44 years. See more »

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Spiskroksvalsen
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Music by Karl Gustaf Lundin (as Kal Dompan)
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Definitely not a waste of time!
18 July 2006 | by impanseSee all my reviews

Dramatized story about strikers, black-foots, saw-mill-owners and the military in a small Swedish town in 1931. The military was sent in to stop the strikers that were marching towards one of the mills. Due to inexperience and nervousness in the commanding officer, the order to fire was given and five people were killed. From then on Swedish military has been forbidden to act against civilians, until this summer, when a new law was passed in Swedish parliament. This law permits the police to ask the military for help in terror-like situations, with commanding chief of police as supreme commander. The film is a fairly true revue of what happened that day in 1931.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

22 October 1969 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

SEK1,700,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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