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Alf Sjöberg

Fadern (The Father)

99' - 1969 - Drama - Dialogue: Swedish
Director: Alf Sjöberg Composer: Torbjörn Lundquist With: Georg Rydeberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Lena Nyman
The film deals with a marriage in which the couple’s only daughter becomes a weapon in their battle. The husband is an officer and a scientist and represents the masculine superman, an expression of a patriarchal and strictly discipline society. In this environment, the weakness of the woman is compensated by her greater inventiveness and her ultimate power, not as a woman but as a mother. By insinuating that her husband is not the father of her child, the wife drives her husband mad step by step. The film is based on the drama by Strindberg, a play that has the stringent structure of a Greek tragedy. Sjöberg has shattered the dramatic framework of the play in a grand finale which broadens the period setting of the play to modern universality.

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Credits

Director

Alf Sjöberg

Composer

Torbjörn Lundquist

With

Georg Rydeberg, Gunnel Lindblom, Lena Nyman

Scenario

Alf Sjöberg

Director of Photography

Lasse Björne

Editor

Wic Kjellin

More information

Dialogue

Swedish

Countries of production

Sweden

Screenplay based on

"Fadern" (August Strindberg)

Year

1969

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