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The Women on the Roof (1989)

Kvinnorna på taket (original title)
An innocent and beautiful teenage girl, Linnea takes a garret room in Stockholm just before WWI. She begins work for a dour older man, but soon meets an interesting young woman, Anna, a ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Amanda Ooms ... Linnea
Helena Bergström ... Anna
Stellan Skarsgård ... Willy
Percy Brandt Percy Brandt ... Fischer
Lars Ori Bäckström Lars Ori Bäckström ... Holger
Katarina Olsson Katarina Olsson ... Gerda
Leif Andrée ... Oskar
Stig Ossian Ericson ... Vicar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johan Bergenstråhle ... Photographer Halling
Marie Dahlgren Marie Dahlgren ... Anna, 12 år
Annika Fehling Annika Fehling ... Krogpiga
Aaron Girard Aaron Girard ... Banker
Annmari Kastrup Annmari Kastrup ... Teaterfolk
Efva Lilja Efva Lilja ... Teaterfolk
Karl Nykvist Karl Nykvist ... Teaterfolk
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An innocent and beautiful teenage girl, Linnea takes a garret room in Stockholm just before WWI. She begins work for a dour older man, but soon meets an interesting young woman, Anna, a photographer. They form a relationship based on mutual attraction; soon they are lovers. From Anna, Linnea learns the craft of photography; European politics heat up, and Anna's even-tempered and versatile boyfriend Willy suddenly returns to take up with her again and with Linnea, too. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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exquisite...
8 January 2000 | by wdzieczakSee all my reviews

... there are not too many films I choose this adjective for, but this one deserves it wholeheartedly. The director happened to be a son of Sven, who collaborated with Bergman on many occasions... and if you tell me there is no influence of his work in "Women...' I'd be flabbergasted. This film has never been released in US, and the only way you can receive a copy is through your (should you have any) European connections. (Thanks to Swedish TV here.) Your research will be reimbursed by experiencing a visual catharsis. If you disagree, please feel obliged to contact me.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

15 September 1989 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Frauen auf dem Dach See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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