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As White as in Snow (2001)

Så vit som en snö (original title)
Inspired by real-life Elsa Andersson, this mostly fictional movie tells the story of her upbringing as a farmer's daughter, in the early 1900s, who dreams of getting away from the farm and becoming an aviatrix.

Director:

Jan Troell
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Cast

Credited cast:
Amanda Ooms ... Elsa Andersson
Rikard Wolff ... Robert Friedman
Björn Granath ... Sven Andersson
Björn Kjellman ... Erik Magnusson
Stina Ekblad ... Stine
Shanti Roney ... Lars Andersson
Hans Pålsson Hans Pålsson ... Felix Hansson
Antti Reini Antti Reini ... Koivunen
Reine Brynolfsson ... Enoch Thulin
Maria Heiskanen ... Merja
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Becker ... Hermann Vogel
Alexander Bergman Alexander Bergman ... Lars (7 Years)
Håkan Berlin Håkan Berlin ... Photographer
Julia Calvo-Andreasson Julia Calvo-Andreasson ... Elsa (8 years)
Ulf Clarén Ulf Clarén ... County Police Commissioner
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Inspired by real-life Elsa Andersson, this mostly fictional movie tells the story of her upbringing as a farmer's daughter, in the early 1900s, who dreams of getting away from the farm and becoming an aviatrix.

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 February 2001 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Albă ca zăpada See more »

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Budget:

SEK 30,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

The character Felix Hansson was named Pål Hansson in the novel. The name was inspired by Hans Pålsson, a famous pianist and friend of Jacques Werup. When Pålsson got cast in the movie, the character's name was changed. See more »

Connections

Edited into 27 sekundmeter snö (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Beväringsvals från Backamo
Composed by David Hellstrom (as David Hellström) (1912)
Lyrics written by Göran Svenning
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Good one by the Orson Welles of Sweden
11 March 2002 | by BimpenSee all my reviews

A very interesting movie, dealing with "womens lib" in the early twenties, a young womans desire and fear for love, and simultaneously providing you with a historically interesting picture of the early Swedish aviators. Terrific acting almost on all hands, the only exception as always Richard Wolff, who as usual plays himself. Even the dialects are well done, with some understandable exceptions; sometimes Roney is back in Stockholm but it's hard to blame him.

The only problem from my point of view is that Troell is Swedens Orson Welles! Just like Welles, he made the movie of his life on his first try. Troells "Här har du ditt liv" (1966) is such an amazing accomplishment that it is simply impossible for him to beat, and you always get the feeling that he is trying! Well, he didn't pull it of this time either, but possibly this should be higher than my 7/10.


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