Christian Braad Thomsen best known for his knowledgeable essays on film history and technique and his career as a reviewer and columnist also made a few films. This documentary on his own small hometown in the province is a most touching and impressive emotional comment on a countryside village on its way towards destruction from the old people dying and the young ones moving out. This development has not diminished since the Seventies, and many places in the province are sad sights with everything in a withering state of affairs. This film is neither nostalgic nor sentimental. It includes stories about skeletons in the local closets including incest, suicide and narrow-mindedness. Other films from the Seventies are political left wing statements, but maybe the closeness of the subject matter prevents this film to carry that fate of political left wing correctness so common of the period. In some way, the theme continued in 'Hvor mindets blomster gror' from 1991.
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