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Here Is Your Life (1966)

Här har du ditt liv (original title)
M/PG | | Drama | 20 December 1968 (USA)
A working class teenager comes of age in 1910s rural Sweden, moving from job to job and meeting a variety of individuals who gradually shape his future.

Director:

Jan Troell

Writers:

Bengt Forslund, Eyvind Johnson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Axberg ... Olof Persson
Gudrun Brost ... Olof's Stepmother
Ulla Akselson Ulla Akselson ... Olof's Mother
Bo Wahlström Bo Wahlström ... Older brother
Rick Axberg Rick Axberg ... Second brother
Holger Löwenadler ... Kristiansson
Göran Lindberg Göran Lindberg ... Olsson
Tage Sjögren Tage Sjögren ... Lund
Tage Jonsson Tage Jonsson ... Linus
Allan Edwall ... August
Anna Maria Blind Anna Maria Blind ... Woman in Tale
Birger Lensander Birger Lensander ... Brickworks Intendant
Max von Sydow ... Smålands-Pelle
Ulf Palme ... Larsson
Jan-Erik Lindqvist ... Johansson
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Storyline

Based on a semi-autobiographical novel by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Eyvind Johnson, Here's Your Life tells the story of a working-class boy coming of age in rural Sweden during the first World War. Director Jan Troell's striking visual style is on display, as are cameos from some of Swedish cinema's biggest stars. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

M/PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | German | English

Release Date:

20 December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Here's Your Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Boden, Norrbottens län, Sweden See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (flashback scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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Connections

Referenced in Liv Ullmann: Playing Kristina (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Jag gick mig åt körka
Lyrics and music composed by Allan Edwall
Sung by Allan Edwall
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Beautifully Mounted Film
18 May 2015 | by adamshlSee all my reviews

Jan Troell's debut film is a pleasure to view. It's realistic, yet artful, and shot in tasteful black and white. He takes great care with poetry of nature, along with picturesque composition.

Alas, when it comes to original narrative, Mr. Troell doesn't demonstrate that's his forte. The film for me felt largely redundant, as though almost half could be deleted for a stronger cumulative statement.

Later on in his career, "The Immigrants" and "The New Land" revealed the film maker's talent best realized. In contrast, "Here's Your Life" merely shows technical promise in its photographic imagery. What's needed is a skilled writer.

It's easy to understand the work being selected by Sweden as its entry in the Academy Award foreign language category--and the Academy's rejecting it's qualification.

Today it's a "forgotten film" shown occasionally on the TCM network.


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