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Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story (1975)

Ägget är löst! En hårdkokt saga (original title)
This musical tragicomedy starring Max von Sydow as The Father, the patriarch of a seemingly nameless family. A factory owner whose workers transform eggs into specialized tools for ... See full summary »

Director:

Hans Alfredson

Writers:

Hans Alfredson (screenplay), Hans Alfredson (short story "Pojken i vattnet")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gösta Ekman ... The Son
Max von Sydow ... The Father
Birgitta Andersson ... The Mother
Anna Godenius Anna Godenius ... Girl
Hans Alfredson ... Tramp
Börje Ahlstedt ... Man in Comercial
Ingvar Petrow Ingvar Petrow ... (as Ingvar Petrov)
Jim Hughes Jim Hughes ... American
Stig Ossian Ericson ... Worker
Jan Wirén Jan Wirén ... Worker
Meg Westergren ... Woman in Comercial
Ola Thulin Ola Thulin ... Doctor
Kerstin Lokrantz Kerstin Lokrantz ... Bathing woman
Anders Jonason Anders Jonason ... Bathing man
Bengt Ottekil Bengt Ottekil ... Fisherman
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This musical tragicomedy starring Max von Sydow as The Father, the patriarch of a seemingly nameless family. A factory owner whose workers transform eggs into specialized tools for scratching certain unreachable human itches, The Father rules both his business and his family with an iron fist. So when The Son (Gösta Ekman) rebels against him, it comes as no surprise that The Father doesn't take it very well. In fact, the two end up squaring off to see who can kill the other first. Written by lament

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

17 March 1975 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Tomelilla, Skåne län, Sweden

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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One brilliant scene
18 December 2003 | by Marc-00See all my reviews

This film is overall so-so, it has its ups and downs, including one peek which is to be mentioned as one of the best scenes in Swedish motion picture history, where the cold-hearted father (Von Sydow) throws his son (Gösta Ekman) into a secluded lake, where he gets caught in the soil. We then get to follow the process of how he becomes a part of the lake and the nature. The fact that everything that happens to him, in theory could happen in real life, fortifies the experience enormously. The scene is performed with such elegance and such captivating manners, leaving the audience breathless.


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