09 20 Oct '24
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Jan Troell

Här har du ditt liv! (Here is Your Life)

110' - 1966 - Drama - Dialogue: German, English, Swedish
Director: Jan Troell Composer: Erik Nordgren With: Eddie Axberg, Gudrun Brost, Ulla Akselson
The impoverished landscape of northern Sweden in 1914: young Olof, only 14, leaves his foster parents' home to make his own living. He works as a logger, a brickyard helper, and a sawmill hand before becoming a bill poster, a candy salesman, and, to his delight, a projectionist for an itinerant movie exhibitor. Olof comes into contact with the labour movement. His attempts at solidarity with the workers provide him with at least some book knowledge of elementary socialist principles and the vision of a better world for the underpaid and uncompensated who work on the land or in the towns.

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Jan Troell


Erik Nordgren


Eddie Axberg, Gudrun Brost, Ulla Akselson


Jan Troell, Bengt Forslund

Director of Photography

Jan Troell


Jan Troell


Bengt Forslund

More information


German, English, Swedish

Countries of production


Screenplay based on

"Romanen om Olof" (Eyvind Johnson)



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