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Raskens 

An historical depiction of the joys and hardships of life in southern Sweden during the late 19th century, seen from the perspective of a soldier and his family.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Sven Wollter ...  Gustav 'Raskens' Rask 8 episodes, 1976
Gurie Nordwall Gurie Nordwall ...  Ida 7 episodes, 1976
Evert Lindkvist Evert Lindkvist ...  Oskar 6 episodes, 1976
Martin Berggren Martin Berggren ...  Johan Klang 6 episodes, 1976
Percy Brandt Percy Brandt ...  The Priest 6 episodes, 1976
Viveka Seldahl ...  Nergårds-Anna 5 episodes, 1976
Berta Hall ...  Rapp-Hanna 5 episodes, 1976
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An historical depiction of the joys and hardships of life in southern Sweden during the late 19th century, seen from the perspective of a soldier and his family.

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

21 January 1976 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Rasken See more »

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Production Co:

Sveriges Radio See more »
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(entire series)

Color:

Color

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4:3
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A masterpiece.

IMDb does not allow reviews in languages other than English, so I rewrote this review in English.

It is completely incomprehensible how anyone could give this film anything other than a 10. Raskens is one of Vilhelm Mobergs two greatest works. It was the first book he wrote, when he was 29 years old. Raskens is among the greatest works of world literature, and in my opinion the absolutely greatest Swedish novel ever written. With the possible exception of Moberg's Emigrant series.

The story describes the Swedish soul. What is important for Swedes and how Swedes lived, and where the Swedish nation came from.

The film itself is a masterpiece, which is as memorable as the book.


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