7.6/10
1,396
3 user 8 critic
The life and times of Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden until his assassination in 1986.
Reviews
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A movie about the life of Harry Schein and his workings in the Swedish culture primetime.

Director: Maud Nycander
Stars: Maud Nycander, Harry Schein, Roy Andersson
Tillsammans (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1975, the dynamics of a Swedish commune begin to change upon the arrival of a beaten wife and her two kids.

Director: Lukas Moodysson
Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson
Vi är bäst! (2013)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.

Director: Lukas Moodysson
Stars: Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Sickan has a new plan. This time, the gang are going to steal a small computer micro chip which contains a top secret plan of what the government intends to do with Sweden in the future. ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Ekman
Stars: Gösta Ekman, Ulf Brunnberg, Björn Gustafson
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

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 »

Director: Bo Widerberg
Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Stars: Johan Rabaeus, Regina Lund, Sven Wollter
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The life of swedish racecar legend Ronnie Peterson.

Director: Henrik Jansson-Schweizer
Stars: Mario Andretti, Emerson Fittipaldi, Nina Kennedy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In several unrelated stories, the consequences of putting ones foot down - or failing to do so - are explored.

Director: Ruben Östlund
Stars: Villmar Björkman, Linnea Cart-Lamy, Leif Edlund
Tusen bitar (2014)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A travel into the life of acclaimed singer song writer Björn Afzelius. A man of many contradictions as a protest singer, political activist as well as beloved romantic ballad-writer.

Directors: Stefan Berg, Magnus Gertten
Stars: Björn Afzelius, Mikael Wiehe, Peter Clemmedson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A younger brother with Aspergers syndrome helps his older brother find a girlfriend.

Director: Andreas Öhman
Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Martin Wallström, Cecilia Forss
Play I (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children on about 40 occasions between 2006 and 2008. The ... See full summary »

Director: Ruben Östlund
Stars: Anas Abdirahman, Sebastian Blyckert, Yannick Diakité
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A story based on the life of journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who alerted the Swedish public to the threat of Fascism in the 1930s.

Director: Jan Troell
Stars: Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Ulla Skoog
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olof Palme ... Himself (archive footage)
Catharina Palme Catharina Palme ... Herself, Olof Palme's sister
Lisbeth Palme Lisbeth Palme ... Herself (as Lisbet Palme)
Richard Guston Richard Guston ... Himself, Olof Palme's schoolmate
Olof Ruin Olof Ruin ... Himself
Tage Erlander ... Himself (archive footage)
Lennart Geijer Lennart Geijer ... Himself
Lars Edelstam Lars Edelstam ... Himself
Nikolai Bulganin Nikolai Bulganin ... Himself (archive footage)
Nikita Khrushchev ... Himself (archive footage)
Vyacheslav Molotov Vyacheslav Molotov ... Himself (archive footage)
Ingvar Carlsson ... Himself
Jan O. Karlsson Jan O. Karlsson ... Himself
Mårten Palme Mårten Palme ... Himself
Bertil Gustaf Oskar Carl Eugén Bertil Gustaf Oskar Carl Eugén ... Himself (archive footage) (as Duke of Halland Prince Bertil)
Edit

Storyline

The life and times of Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden until his assassination in 1986.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | English | German | French | Spanish | Russian

Release Date:

14 September 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Olof Palmen tarina See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 parts) (TV) | (TV)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

David Frost: How would you like to be remembered by people? I don't know that you're gonna die tomorrow, thank God you're not. But uh, what would you like your obituary to say?
Olof Palme: That I have never thought of. And I hope that I will, up to the very last breath, not think of it. Because I think so, the moment people begin to think of their obituaries they start to be scared, they don't dare to do things and they lose their vitality. As we are here on earth and we're doomed to be on this earth, we should try to ...
See more »

Connections

Features Ebba the Movie (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

The new life
Music Written By Klas Gullbrand, Alexander Schmidt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Seriously flawed
4 July 2013 | by lreynaertSee all my reviews

The directors of this documentary said that they were only interested in Olof Palme's personal life. But, of course, they had to talk about his political activities, nationally and internationally. On the International front, they show only one point of view, that of his enemies. There is one book which explains formidably well the international context of Olof Palme's political life: 'The Secret War Against Sweden' by Ola Tunander. But, apparently it was not possible to interview the author. His theory, however, about the fact that there exist alongside one another two different governments (a permanent one, and an elected one) in nearly all Western 'democracies' could have explained the very difficult context of Olof Palme's political initiatives. The makers also show the fiscal problems of Ingmar Bergman, one of Sweden's most illustrious sons. But, they don't explain the reasons why he was attacked by the Swedish fiscal authorities (the same happened with H. Laxness in Iceland). This movie doesn't reflect the true ideals of a generous, sincere and incorruptible man, whose enemies are still trying to smear his name. Ola Tunander's book is a must read. This movie is only a good documentary about Olof Palme's personal life.


1 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed