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Agneta Fagerström-Olsson


130' - 1986 - Drama, Family - Dialogue: Finnish, Swedish
Director: Agneta Fagerström-Olsson Composer: Mikael Renliden With: Nina Lager, Sofie Mällström, Jesper Lager
A diverse group of European refugees gather in the overcrowded hostile of Seppan in the early 1960s. Seppan, a suburban community outside Stockholm, is dominated by a foundry nearby, the hot iron is the throbbing heart of the village. In the foundry the majority of the local men sweat and suffer. The story is told from the perspective of the children who live, grow up and attend school there. The children learn at an early age that the world at home, with fighting, drinking and infidelity, differs from the world they learn about at school. In this pessimistic context the children have to live and survive. Some do, others don’t. It is a film about God, death, laughter, betrayal and cow-dung in the fields around the River Tumba in Seppan.

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Agneta Fagerström-Olsson


Mikael Renliden


Nina Lager, Sofie Mällström, Jesper Lager


Agneta Fagerström-Olsson

Director of Photography

Jan Alvermark, Lil Trulsson, John O. Olsson


Christin Loman


Bert Sundberg

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Finnish, Swedish

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