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"Giliap" (1975)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thommy Berggren ... Giliap
Mona Seilitz ... Anna
Willie Andréason ... Gustav Svensson, "Greven"
Lars-Levi Læstadius Lars-Levi Læstadius ... Kreip (as Lars-Levi Laestadius)
Henry Olhans Henry Olhans ... The Vulture, "Gamen"
Rainer Mieth Rainer Mieth ... Fat Chef
Pernilla August ... Girl at Summer Hotel (as Pernilla Wallgren)
Arne Leif Nielsen Arne Leif Nielsen ... Simonsson
Julie Bernby Julie Bernby ... Singer
Carl-Åke Bergman Carl-Åke Bergman ... Gorilla
Sven Sparr Sven Sparr ... Old Man
Ewa Wiberg Ewa Wiberg ... Sara
Harry Karlström Harry Karlström ... Strid, Waiter
Irma Attermark Irma Attermark ... Cashier
Lars Lennartsson Lars Lennartsson ... Bartender
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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 November 1975 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Giliap See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK4,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Sandrews See more »
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Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo | Dolby Digital (5.1) (restored version)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Ewa Aulin auditioned, on the director's request, for a part in this film. However, she turned it down and still hasn't made a movie since 1973. See more »

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Featured in Minns Ni? (1993) See more »

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Magical
23 February 2009 | by mik-19See all my reviews

I remember how this film feels - vividly. I watched it at age 14 or 15 and was completely overwhelmed by it. Slowmoving, yes, magisterial, but brimming with sensibility and content. After being condemned to the periphery of the film industry after the commercial failure of 'Giliap', director Andersson had a belated and very much deserved international comeback with 'Songs from the Second Floor' and 'You the Living'.

Since then 'Giliap' is among a handful of films that I have been clamoring for on DVD, alongside Resnais' 'Providence', Stroheim's 'Greed', the original 'Island of Lost Souls' etc. etc. And alongside the great masterworks of Swedish director Bo Widerberg. So far, no luck ... Please, give us 'Giliap' on DVD, it remains - I sincerely believe - among the most magical of European films.


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