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1970s, Sweden - Hard working farmer Agne (played by acclaimed actor Reine Brynolfsson) struggles with the harsh reality of his daily life, hoping his teenage son Klas will take over the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Lars-Gunnar Aronsson Lars-Gunnar Aronsson ... Butcher
Reine Brynolfsson ... Agne
Peter Dalle ... Krister
Etienne Glaser ... Teacher
Annika Hallin ... Veronika's Mother
Maria Heiskanen ... Gärd
Donald Högberg Donald Högberg ... Lecturer
Jacob Nordström Jacob Nordström ... Klas
Saga Samuelsson Saga Samuelsson ... Veronika
Jens Jørn Spottag ... Carsten
Roger Storm Roger Storm ... Alvar
Gösta Viklund Gösta Viklund ... Göran
Max Vobora Max Vobora ... Pelle Bula
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1970s, Sweden - Hard working farmer Agne (played by acclaimed actor Reine Brynolfsson) struggles with the harsh reality of his daily life, hoping his teenage son Klas will take over the farm and continue his legacy. Klas however, dreams of a world far away from this rural existence. Sumptuously lensed, this powerful coming of age story, written and directed by Jens Assur, paints a tangled web of shame, guilt, madness and the dreams of youth.

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13 October 2017 (Sweden) See more »

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Ravens See more »

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High Art
9 October 2018 | by sharonkathleenjohnsonSee all my reviews

It's bracing to see the austere spirit of Bergman and Haneke played out once again in such minimalist stentorian tones. Cold yet deeply authentic, Ravens pulls no punches when it comes to raw human nature and family rupture. It felt very real to me, coming as I do from Finnish farming roots--the gravitational drag of intergenerational obligation, the family suicides and insanity, the endless thankless backbreaking labor underlying all of life. The rebellion of the spirit against this monolithic yoke of family inheritance is carried out on many levels as young and old alike strive for individuality and the illusion of freedom. Guilt fuels all virtue. What a monument to Scandinavian landscape--both of the heart and of the land!


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