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Barnens ö
(1980)

AKA: Children's Island

Country: Sweden

Genre: Drama

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Synopsis

Reine is supposed to go to a summercamp called 'Childrens island' but decides to remain in Stockholm over the summer while his mother is working at a hotel. She thinks he is at the camp and he tells her he is. We then follow him around Stockholm that summer and see what he encounters on the path of life.

Notes

  • Based on the 1976 novel of the same name by Swedish author P. C. Jersild (translated into English as "Children's Island", University of Nebraska Press, 1986)

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Cast

  • Tomas Fryk
    (Reine)
  • Börje Ahlstedt
  • Lars-Erik Berenett
  • Malin Ek
  • Anita Ekström
  • Lena Granhagen

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Absolutely stunning coming-of-age movie taking a realistic look inside the thoughts of an introverted and intelligent 10-year-old boy as he approaches the onset of puberty - an event he fears because he thinks it will turn him into a selfish, sex-obsessed 'pig' like the adults around him, and distract him from the big philosophical questions, including the question of his own unique identity and the significance of his individual life. The film boasts an amazing soundtrack courtesy of Jean-Michel Jarre. An absolute must-see.

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I can't make a lot of it. Movies that don't follow a clear path storywise and just depict random encounters in a random socio-cultural environment are simply not to my liking. It's the same with My Life as a Dog, which I don't plan to watch again too.

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