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Here Is Your Life (1966)

Här har du ditt liv (original title)
M/PG | | Drama | 20 December 1968 (USA)
A working class teenager comes of age in 1910s rural Sweden, moving from job to job and meeting a variety of individuals who gradually shape his future.

Director:

Jan Troell

Writers:

Bengt Forslund, Eyvind Johnson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Axberg ... Olof Persson
Gudrun Brost ... Olof's Stepmother
Ulla Akselson Ulla Akselson ... Olof's Mother
Bo Wahlström Bo Wahlström ... Older brother
Rick Axberg Rick Axberg ... Second brother
Holger Löwenadler ... Kristiansson
Göran Lindberg Göran Lindberg ... Olsson
Tage Sjögren Tage Sjögren ... Lund
Tage Jonsson Tage Jonsson ... Linus
Allan Edwall ... August
Anna Maria Blind Anna Maria Blind ... Woman in Tale
Birger Lensander Birger Lensander ... Brickworks Intendant
Max von Sydow ... Smålands-Pelle
Ulf Palme ... Larsson
Jan-Erik Lindqvist ... Johansson
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Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Eyvind Johnson, Here's Your Life tells the story of a working-class boy coming of age in rural Sweden during the first World War. Director Jan Troell's striking visual style is on display, as are cameos from some of Swedish cinema's biggest stars. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | German | English

Release Date:

20 December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here's Your Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Boden, Norrbottens län, Sweden See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (flashback scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Swedish picaresque, in brilliant wide-screen format
30 July 2000 | by jwarthen-3See all my reviews

A beautiful bildungsroman-- a young man goes wandering through the world, making his way as he goes and meeting vivid people. The material isn't romantic-- poverty is general, and the young man discovers his own cruelty as well as the strengths that sustain him. This film had a huge cast, and Troell's use of widescreen fills the image with detail of 19th century provincial life that authenticates the performances-- I have remembered the dirty leer of its blacksmith for thirty years. I remember watching it, wishing there were an hour more of it.


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