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Jan Troell

Sagolandet (Land of Dreams)

185' - 1988 - Documentary - Dialogue: English, Swedish
Director: Jan Troell Composer: Tom Wolgers With: Ingvar Carlsson, Tage Erlander, Rollo May
Jan Troell went out with his camera in search of life -fantasy, adventure, creativity and joy- and found social security, profit, comfort and an increasing abscence of vitality. The film is built up of interviews with various kinds of people from politicians, chicken farmers, protectors of wolves, lumberjacks, an old maker of tailor’s dummies, school children to professional dogkillers etc. The smooth way of interviewing makes people reveal themselves and the lovely scenes filled with poetic strength also evoke frightening parallels. The film is a strong protest against life - or the lack of life - in Sweden.

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Credits

Director

Jan Troell

Composer

Tom Wolgers

With

Ingvar Carlsson, Tage Erlander, Rollo May

Scenario

Jan Troell

Director of Photography

Jan Troell

Editor

Jan Troell

Producer

Bengt Linné, Göran Setterberg

More information

Dialogue

English, Swedish

Countries of production

Sweden, West Germany

Year

1988

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