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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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Credits

Director

Jan Troell

Composer

Erik Nordgren

With

Eddie Axberg, Gudrun Brost, Ulla Akselson

Scenario

Jan Troell, Bengt Forslund

Director of Photography

Jan Troell

Editor

Jan Troell

Producer

Bengt Forslund

More information

Dialogue

German, English, Swedish

Countries of production

Sweden

Screenplay based on

"Romanen om Olof" (Eyvind Johnson)

Year

1966

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