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The New Man (2007)

Den nya människan (original title)
Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak. Gertrud is a 17 year old girl from a very poor family. Against her will, she ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Klaus Härö

Writers:

Jimmy Karlsson (screenplay collaboration), Kjell Sundstedt
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lo Kauppi Lo Kauppi ... Jenny
Ellen Jelinek Ellen Jelinek ... Astrid (as Ellen Mattsson)
Ann-Sofie Nurmi Ann-Sofie Nurmi ... Alba
Nadja Mirmiran Nadja Mirmiran ... Erika
Tobias Aspelin ... Dr. Berg
Linda Kulle Linda Kulle ... Ingrid
Monica Edwardson Monica Edwardson ... Birgitta (as Monica Edvardsson)
Anna Littorin Anna Littorin ... Lisa
Happy Jankell Happy Jankell ... Anna
Bengt C.W. Carlsson Bengt C.W. Carlsson ... Barnavårdsmannen
Anders Beckman Anders Beckman ... Tjänstemannen
Ola Wahlström Ola Wahlström ... Biografvaktmästaren
Claes Hartelius Claes Hartelius ... Anna's foster father
Karin Knutsson Karin Knutsson ... Anna's foster mother
Sven-Åke Gustavsson Sven-Åke Gustavsson ... Artur (as Sven Åke Gustavsson)
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Sweden 1951. A new society is developing, a society where there is no room for the socially and mentally weak. Gertrud is a 17 year old girl from a very poor family. Against her will, she is committed to a work home for young women. Gertrud learns that the only way out is by agreeing to a voluntary sterilization. Gertrud falls in love with the janitor, Axel and soon finds herself pregnant. She dreams about a normal family life with Axel and the child, and doesnt realize that when performing the operation the doctor will most certainly take the child away. She changes her mind about the operation but she no longer has a choice. Now there is only one way out: She pretends to be mentally deranged and is transferred to a mental hospital. A child grows in her womb. Gertrud has fooled the system, but the price she pays is her own future.

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What if the unimaginable happened to you? What if your life turned into a nightmare? Would you fight for your freedom?

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Excellent drama film
1 April 2007 | by kriitikkoSee all my reviews

I didn't expect much from this film when I went to see it last Monday but it turned out to be surprisingly good drama. It tells the story of a young girl who is, against her own will, taken to an institution in 1950's Sweden, where young poor girls are being sterilized. First she is ready to go through operation to get out, but as something surprising happens she must do everything in her power to stop it from happening.

The film is really captivating and not once was I bored. Also almost every actor fits to hers and his roles perfectly. I recommend this film to anyone. The film is based on true events.


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Finland | Sweden

Language:

Finnish | Swedish

Release Date:

23 February 2007 (Sweden) See more »

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EUR2,287,772 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,672
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