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Glasblåsarns barn (1998)

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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Flaxa Mildväder
... Albert
... Sofia
Oliver P. Peldius ... Klas
Jasmine Heikura ... Klara
Elin Klinga ... The Empress
... The Emperor
Ann-Cathrin Palme ... Nana
Måns Westfelt ... Kusken
... Nana (voice)
... Kloka (voice)
Helge Jordal ... Glasförsäljaren
... Dockförsäljerskan
Martin Lange ... Betjänt
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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27 February 1998 (Sweden)  »

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The Glass-blower's Children  »

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SEK 28,000,000 (estimated)
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Narnia Light, with no taste at all
17 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

Terrible story, not logic at all. bad acting, except from Pernilla August and Stellan Skarsgård. I can make a big list of everything that went wrong with this movie. But as said Skarsgård and August does their roles faultless. And the photo is great. But it ends there. The stupidity of this movie will perhaps even be noticed by small kids. This is not for the adult. Really an insult to kids I would say. But perhaps this is even too scary for the kids which has to be the main audience for this flick. The style of this movie reminds me a bit of Narnia or Charlie and the chocolate factory. But with a almost non existing storyline. It hurts me to see such a big budget (at least for Sweden) being thrown away into this mess of a film. I cant understand why any grownup would enjoy this. Its just a terrible movie.


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