Birger Larsen had his debut as an actor in 'Vil du se min smukke navle' and twelve years later, he continued as a director with 'Lad isbjørnene danse'. His follow-up also based on a novel by Ulf Stark again put the attention of children's conditions in focus. A single mom inherits a summerhouse in southern Sweden, and she moves there with her two children. There is poetry and mysticism surrounding their newfound existence but the children also experience difficulty adapting to their altered conditions. The story was originally a three part series made for television, and that may explain why it tends to get a bit whimsical but still quite sympathetic. The film did not fare well at the box office, so for a number of years Birger Larsen turned to the field of advertising. He also contributed to TV films and series before returning to feature films with another children film 'Superbror'.
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