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Sunday's Children (1992)

Söndagsbarn (original title)
The film switches back and forth between the adventures of Pu on a summer holiday in Norrland in Sweden and and the adult Pu visiting his father who lives in an old people's home. Little Pu... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Erik Bergman
Henrik Linnros ... Pu Bergman
... Karin Bergman
Jacob Leygraf ... Dag
Anna Linnros ... Lillan
... Märta
... Marianne
... Aunt Emma
... Grandmother
... Uncle Carl
Maria Bolme ... Maj
Majlis Granlund ... Lalla
Birgitta Ulfsson ... Lalla
Carl Magnus Dellow ... Watchmaker
... Blind girl
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The film switches back and forth between the adventures of Pu on a summer holiday in Norrland in Sweden and and the adult Pu visiting his father who lives in an old people's home. Little Pu spends a summer in Norrland in the 1920s with all his relatives. He and his brother get to hear the story about the watchmaker who hung himself, learns to shoot with a bow and follow his father on a bicycle trip. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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28 August 1992 (Sweden)  »

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Among the best of Bergman's later films
18 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

While Ingmar Bergman's son Daniel actually directed the film, Bergman himself was responsible for penning the script. The result is a beautifully crafted film on all levels that is among the best of Bergman's later films. Daniel Bergman directs very assuredly, so much so that at times it does feel that Ingmar Bergman directed it, which I liked. The autobiographical-toned script is very personal and written with such honesty and thought as well as a complex and even tone. Sunday's Children is also incredibly well made, the cinematography is stunning and the settings evocative. The use of sunlit country picnics and cycle rides also help to give a personal and nostalgic feel to the film, which I found quite poignant. In contrast, there are also the confrontations between Pu and his father that are incredibly dramatic and powerful. Thommy Berggren and Henrik Linnros give spot-on performances as those characters, who as always with Bergman are compelling in how realistically they are written. All in all, a remarkable film and while not among Bergman's very finest films it is one of his better later ones and is also his most personal. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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