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Burrowing (2009)

Man tänker sitt (original title)
An eleven-year-old boy observes his neighborhood as its surface orderliness rots away.

Writers:

Henrik Hellström (screenplay), Fredrik Wenzel (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sebastian Eklund Sebastian Eklund ... Sebastian
Jörgen Svensson Jörgen Svensson ... Jimmy
Hannes Sandahl Hannes Sandahl ... Anders
Marek Kostrzewski Marek Kostrzewski ... Mischa
Bodil Wessberg Bodil Wessberg ... Sebastian's mother
Silas Francéen Silas Francéen ... Silas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Britta Bengtsson Britta Bengtsson
Maj Britt Bengtsson Maj Britt Bengtsson
Holger Eriksson Holger Eriksson
Hisayo Fagerström Hisayo Fagerström
Oskar Frankki Oskar Frankki
Anders Balsam Hellström Anders Balsam Hellström ... (as Anders Hellström)
Christina Hellström Christina Hellström
Solgerd Hullander Solgerd Hullander
Ann-Louice Johansson Ann-Louice Johansson
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An eleven-year-old boy observes his neighborhood as its surface orderliness rots away.

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Quotes

Sebastian: My instinct tells me, that my head is a organ, I can dig with!
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Non ursae
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Not for everybody, but for the ones its for its really something
30 January 2011 | by a-mossSee all my reviews

I liked this movie. I do react to people who say its rubbish and so on, thats quite narrow minded. but its fair to say its not for everybody. Its not meant for everybody either though.

If you can't stand movies that are different, just stay away. But If you have the taste for movies that tries different things, explores a different kind of filmmaking and are a bit more open than the average movie you see, which I do, this is really a movie to check out.

The movies is centered around a neighborhood, and an 11 year old boy who is narrating whats going on to some degree. There's a handful of characters we follow, and what they have in common is that they seem to be outcasts in some kind of way. The neighborhood in their small mindedness judge them, even though they are not really that different.

The film seems documentary-ish in its filming, more observing situations than really trying to tell what is going on. All the characters seems to end up wandering through nature. To me it seemed like the nature is a symbol for what they were going through in life.. They getting stuck in the mud, the father and the baby going into "deep water", and so on.

Its really one of those movies you can end up discussing with a friend for ages, while trying to figure out what the movie really tries to say. That is a good thing, and should be acclaimed.

On the downside? Well, I don't know. Not all the scenes were just as engaging, although I guess the movie kind of tried to portray a pretty boring and judgmental neighborhood.

I give this thumbs up. If you sense this is the kind of movie you'd like, I'd see it. Definitely.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (Sweden) See more »

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Budget:

SEK250,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,388
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