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You're Lying! (1969)

Ni ljuger (original title)
About an alcohol-damaged young man, his life in and out of prison, his friend the art teacher and his difficulties reintegrating into society.

Director:

Vilgot Sjöman

Writers:

Lars Karlsson (book), Vilgot Sjöman | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Börje Ahlstedt ... Bjoern Vilson
Stig Engström ... Lasse Karlsson
Sif Ruud ... Anna, Bjrn's mother
Anita Ekström ... Margot, Lasse's girlfriend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Torsten Eriksson Torsten Eriksson ... Himself
Göran Graffman Göran Graffman ... Assistent
Bo Holmström ... TV-reporter
Enar Lundberg Enar Lundberg ... Himself
Karl-Erik Toernqvist Karl-Erik Toernqvist ... Himself
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Storyline

The film is a portrayal of the Swedish Prison Service, told by an inmate Lasse and art teacher Björn, who will do anything to help him. Lasse is on leave drinking heavily. He is returned to prison, placed in solitary confinement. After an intense letter and press campaign from Björn, the prison authorities agrees to move Lasse to an institution where psychological treatment exist. Lasse is now starting to develop his artistic talents. He writes poems and paints. But soon he comes into conflict with the staff and is returned to prison. Björn renews his efforts to help Lasse. He gets him on parole. The idea is that Lasse is going to prepare for admission to an art school. With growing desperation Björn observes the increasing aimless and restless life Lasse is living. It all comes to a violent scene between them. Björn becomes deeply humiliated. Lasse is drowning in his addiction to alcohol. Vilgot Sjöman drama documentary takes place in 1969. In Sweden imprisonment will soon become ... Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

27 October 1969 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Klamiecie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Sandrews See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The story is based on the book "Samarbete över muren" (Collaboration over the wall) published 1967. A collection of notes and correspondence between the prisoner Lars Karlsson and the art teacher Björn Vilson. See more »

Soundtracks

Danza delle ore
Composed by Amilcare Ponchielli (1876)
Lyrics written by Cornelis Vreeswijk (1964)
Sung by Cornelis Vreeswijk
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