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Lust och fägring stor (1995)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance, War | 8 March 1996 (USA)
Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is ... See full summary »

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Bo Widerberg

Writer:

Bo Widerberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johan Widerberg ... Stig
Marika Lagercrantz ... Viola
Tomas von Brömssen ... Kjell
Karin Huldt Karin Huldt ... Lisbet
Nina Gunke ... Stig's Mother
Björn Kjellman ... Sigge
Kenneth Milldoff Kenneth Milldoff ... Stig's Father
Frida Lindholm Frida Lindholm ... Olga
Sigge Cederlund Sigge Cederlund ... Cinema Operator
George Bisset George Bisset
Gösta Ekstrand Gösta Ekstrand
Hilda Suovanen Hilda Suovanen
Per Olov Börjeson Per Olov Börjeson
Jörgen Svensson Jörgen Svensson
Monica Stenbeck Monica Stenbeck ... Gym Teacher
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Storyline

Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is drawn to him by his youth and innocence, a god-sent relief from her drunk and miserable husband. They start a passionate and forbidden relationship - but it has consequences they never could have expected. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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To be young and in love with your teacher! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English | German

Release Date:

8 March 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Lessons See more »

Filming Locations:

Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

It took six years of screen-writing for Bo Widerberg before production started. The project was announced in 1988, but because of the lack of co-financiers, besides the Swedish Film Institute, it was postponed till 1994. See more »

Connections

References They Died with Their Boots On (1941) See more »

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Den blomstertid nu kommer med lust och fägring stor
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Lyrics by Israel Kolmodin
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A beautiful film
4 March 2005 | by FlabbergastedlySee all my reviews

I touches you, moves you and the imagery and music is fantastic. even though it could be perceived as risqué in America, Europe raises no eyebrows of the imagery or hinted developments. The eyebrows are raised by the deeper thread and cross-human references. Who has not been attracted to someone they shouldn't - an authority. And what has this brought along with it? Will the authority fall or will your image and strength of life expand building upon newer degrees of intensity?

I realise that it can be difficult to follow the film, if you do not speak Swedish (or any Scandinavian language), but this should not deter you from seeing this film.


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