Wild strawberries

Wild strawberries

Smultronstället

DVD - 2002 | Swedish
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A distinguished professor emeritus who lives alone with his housekeeper can only come to terms with his egocentricity by traveling back in time to his earliest youth, finding there the seeds of his failure as husband, lover, father. This film deals with the phenomena of old age wherein childhood memories return with ever-increasing clarity while great stretches of the prime of life vanish into obscurity. In Swedish with English subtitles.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Criterion Collection, c2002.
ISBN: 9780780024656
0780024656
Branch Call Number: DVD Wild
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) :,sd., b&w ;,4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Smultronstället

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KatherineHere
Mar 08, 2016

A psychologist's field day! Very depressing. Lots of dream sequences with little dialogue (the old), a visit to his mother (very old0 then there is the conscious reality (very young) sequence of people having fun and laughing, and also the mid-life serious sequence of a couple deciding to commit and raise a family. If you can't get your head into it, you can just chalk it up as strange.

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Kevin Forbes
Feb 13, 2015

Not as good as Fanny and Alexander

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ilovewhippets
Nov 15, 2014

Im not much into old movies! This is a true classic and worth watching! Make sure to see the Extra part, also! I recommend it!

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durogoff
Oct 21, 2014

This, and "The Seventh Seal" are Bergman's absolute masterpieces: to 'write' a philosophy treatise on film, equivalent in depth to, say, Camus' The Stranger (L'étranger) is only given to a genius.

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Monolith
Nov 18, 2012

A depressing film about an old man facing his own mortality. Reflecting on his past; yearning over lost love; dreaming of the inevitable cold grip of death. I was left feeling sad and wondering what the point was -- that? To the make the viewer sad?

Megmac12 Jun 04, 2012

I was more pleased with it on my 2nd viewing than the first. Beautiful landscapes and great dialouge throughout, especially in car scenes.

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Monolith
Nov 18, 2012

Dr. Isak Borg: "...Give me a cigar anytime. That's stimulating and relaxing. That's a vice for men." Marianne Borg: "And what vices may a woman have?" Dr. Isak Borg: "Weeping, giving birth, and speaking ill of her neighbors."

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Monolith
Nov 18, 2012

Sara (to Sigfrid, after he kissed her): "You've made a bad woman of me! At any rate, nearly. I never want to see you again, at least not before brunch!"

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Monolith
Nov 18, 2012

Marianne Borg: "All along the line, there's nothing but cold and death and loneliness."

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