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Here Is Your Life [Criterion Collection] [2 Discs] [DVD] [Swedish] [1966]

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Special Features

  • New 2K digital restoration
  • New introduction by filmmaker Mike Leigh
  • New conversation between Director Jan Troell and film historian Peter Cowie
  • New interviews with actor Eddie Axberg
  • and Producer and Coscreenwriter Bengt Forslund
  • Interlude in the Marshland, a 1965 short film by Troell, starring Max von Sydow
  • Plus: An essay by film scholar Mark Le Fanu


Här Har Du Ditt Liv
Based on Eyvind Johnson's book Romanen om Olof, Here's Your Life is an epic drama considered a masterpiece in Sweden. Filmed in widescreen with black-and-white and color film stocks, it was released in 1966 in Sweden with a three-hour running time. In 1968, it was cut down considerably for the U.S. release. Set at the turn of the 20th century, Olof Persson (Eddie Axberg) grows up in the small village of Norrland. He tries to escape his hometown and become a writer. Max Von Sydow appears as Smalands-Pelle, a family friend who offers Olof a job. Eventually the young man grows into adulthood and discovers politics, sex, and the cinema. Also starring Gudrun Brost, Bo Wahlstrom, and Gunnar Bjornstrand. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Eddie Axberg - Olof Persson
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    Ulla Sjöblom - Olivia
  • Gunnar Björnstrand
    Gunnar Björnstrand - Lundgren
  • Max von Sydow
    Max von Sydow - Smalands-Pelle
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    Ulf Palme - Larsson
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