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Here Is Your Life
     

Here Is Your Life

Director: Jan Troell, Eddie Axberg, Ulla Sjöblom, Gunnar Björnstrand

Cast: Jan Troell, Eddie Axberg, Ulla Sjöblom, Gunnar Björnstrand

 

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Based on Eyvind Johnson's book Romanen om Olof, Here's Your Life is an epic drama considered a masterpiece in Sweden. Filmed in widescreen with black-and-white and color film stocks, it was released in 1966 in Sweden with a three-hour running time. In 1968, it was cut down considerably for the U.S. release. Set at the turn of the 20th century, Olof

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Based on Eyvind Johnson's book Romanen om Olof, Here's Your Life is an epic drama considered a masterpiece in Sweden. Filmed in widescreen with black-and-white and color film stocks, it was released in 1966 in Sweden with a three-hour running time. In 1968, it was cut down considerably for the U.S. release. Set at the turn of the 20th century, Olof Persson (Eddie Axberg) grows up in the small village of Norrland. He tries to escape his hometown and become a writer. Max Von Sydow appears as Smalands-Pelle, a family friend who offers Olof a job. Eventually the young man grows into adulthood and discovers politics, sex, and the cinema. Also starring Gudrun Brost, Bo Wahlstrom, and Gunnar Bjornstrand.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/2015
UPC:
0715515151313
Original Release:
1966
Rating:
NR
Source:
Criterion
Region Code:
A
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
2:48:00
Sales rank:
26,141

Special Features

New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; New introduction by filmmaker Mike Leigh; New conversation between Director Jan Troell and film historian Peter Cowie; New interviews with actor Eddie Axberg and Producer and Coscreenwriter Bengt Forslund; Interlude in the Marshlan, a 1965 short film by Troell, starring Max von Sydow; Plus: An essay by film scholar Mark Le Fanu

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Axberg Olof Persson
Ulla Sjöblom Olivia
Gunnar Björnstrand Lundgren
Max von Sydow Smalands-Pelle
Ulf Palme Larsson
Gudrun Brost Olof's Stepmother
Holger Loewenadler Kristiansson
Allan Edwall August
Anne-Marja Blind Woman in Tale
Åke Fridell Nicke Larsson
Jan-Erik Lindqvist Johansson
Bengt Ekerot Byberg
Birger Lensander Brickworks Intendant
Borje Nyberg Intendant
Per Oscarsson Niklas

Technical Credits
Jan Troell Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Screenwriter
Rolf Boman Art Director
Bengt Forslund Producer,Screenwriter
Erik Nordgren Score Composer

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