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Burrowing (2009)

Man tänker sitt (original title)
An eleven-year-old boy observes his neighborhood as its surface orderliness rots away.

Writers:

Henrik Hellström (screenplay), Fredrik Wenzel (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sebastian Eklund Sebastian Eklund ... Sebastian
Jörgen Svensson Jörgen Svensson ... Jimmy
Hannes Sandahl Hannes Sandahl ... Anders
Marek Kostrzewski Marek Kostrzewski ... Mischa
Bodil Wessberg Bodil Wessberg ... Sebastian's mother
Silas Francéen Silas Francéen ... Silas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Britta Bengtsson Britta Bengtsson
Maj Britt Bengtsson Maj Britt Bengtsson
Holger Eriksson Holger Eriksson
Hisayo Fagerström Hisayo Fagerström
Oskar Frankki Oskar Frankki
Anders Balsam Hellström Anders Balsam Hellström ... (as Anders Hellström)
Christina Hellström Christina Hellström
Solgerd Hullander Solgerd Hullander
Ann-Louice Johansson Ann-Louice Johansson
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An eleven-year-old boy observes his neighborhood as its surface orderliness rots away.

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Burrowing See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK250,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,388
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Sebastian: My instinct tells me, that my head is a organ, I can dig with!
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Somnio
Composed by Erik Enocksson
Sung by kör
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Thoureau
25 September 2009 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

A child's voice comment is quoting Thoureau many times and it's pretty obvious what it is about: Civilization criticism with the villa area in a Swedish small town as the target. But of course it's supposed to be directed towards all the societies we've created, with their inhuman demands.

And it's rather clever done. You meet the young man with the little son, who doesn't have his own key to his parents' house. You meet another young man, who under the surface seems to be terrorized by his father, to live up to the conditions in the surroundings. And you meet this little boy, who kindly refuses to be the way his mother wants.

They are surrounded by the freedom in the woods, but the conclusions we're supposed to make are a little too easy. But of course credit goes to the slow tempo, which is really daring.


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