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The Glassblower's Children (1998)

Glasblåsarns barn (original title)
Based on the novel by Maria Gripe, this is the story of two children, Klas and Klara, growing up in the poor Swedish countryside of the mid-19th century. Their father Albert is a ... See full summary »

Director:

Anders Grönros

Writers:

Maria Gripe (novel), Anders Grönros | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lena Granhagen ... Flaxa Mildväder
Stellan Skarsgård ... Albert
Pernilla August ... Sofia
Oliver P. Peldius Oliver P. Peldius ... Klas
Jasmine Heikura Jasmine Heikura ... Klara
Elin Klinga Elin Klinga ... The Empress
Thommy Berggren ... The Emperor
Ann-Cathrin Palme Ann-Cathrin Palme ... Nana
Måns Westfelt Måns Westfelt ... Kusken
Ewa Fröling ... Nana (voice)
Johan Ulveson ... Kloka (voice)
Helge Jordal Helge Jordal ... Glasförsäljaren
Margreth Weivers ... Dockförsäljerskan
Martin Lange Martin Lange ... Betjänt
Peter Nystedt Peter Nystedt ... Betjänt
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Based on the novel by Maria Gripe, this is the story of two children, Klas and Klara, growing up in the poor Swedish countryside of the mid-19th century. Their father Albert is a glass-blower, famous for his beautiful vases, but still unable to earn enough money for his wife Sofia and the children. At a spring fair a distinguished gentleman arrives and buys all of Albert's glassware. After this nothing will be the same again. Klas and Klara are kidnapped and taken to a strange castle... Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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Drama | Family

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The kind of thing to show your children if you want them to grow up to be Ingmar Bergman
22 December 2003 | by niclas-sand-engbergSee all my reviews

The eternal fight between good and evil.

Well-made with good acting but gloomy and depressing. This is what you would show your kids if you want them to grow up to be Ingmar Bergman.


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Country:

Sweden | Norway | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

27 February 1998 (Sweden) See more »

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Budget:

SEK28,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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