The movie has some good acting performances, and it is carried nicely by the two lead talents Johan Widerberg and Marika Lagercrantz. Significant for Bo Widerbergs movie is the students search for knowledge. As for the cast, Widerberg picked his own son Johan for the main character here and the female protagonist is played by Marika Lagercrantz. It is a rare coming of age story in a setting seldom depicted on screen. C+ I may write one or more spoilers below. Despite the sadness and confusion that he has gone through, he also gets the strength out of a kind of impotency.
With all my knowledge so far, I think this movie is great in depicting how a youngster copes with whatever comes to him. I caught this film on Canadian television, and I was startled by the risque content being broadcast on a non-pay station. The 1955-movie with the same theme is based on a true story. That this part does not feel too memorable also has to do with the weak idea of secrent message communication between the brothers. The last scene: above the schools entrance are carved in stone the sentence: Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom.
In two bags he carries the books: the wisdom that now belongs even to him, the working class Their relation was a wisdom-encounter and a time limited human encounter. I would recommend this movie to anyone who thought that Summer of 42 was good. She then before him, to seduce him into with her. Plot: forbidden love, teachers and students, older woman younger man relationship, love affair, coming of age, teacher, high school, friendship, couple relations, teacher student relationship, youth, friends, love and romance, alcohol abuse, society, couples, power relations, romance, female teacher, jealousy, swedish, male nudity, drinking, sexuality, christmas. The furious Lisbet exits the room in a rush, leaving behind her shoes, socks, outer skirt, and underwear. No, this, more than being merely entirely believable and realistic, is moreover like a slice of real life actually being carried out as you are watching it by real people who are living out their own real lives.
The controversial nature may deter the more conservative American; however, the characters are well-rounded and acted and the cinematography is superb. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. However, for audiences in general, this flick is a very pretty example of too little too late. But several other films have that too. That is the intriguing part of the film. While it always remains a coming-of-age film it ranges in its focus, touching on many different expressions.
And, as if all this were not enough, this film is at all times open, innocent, honest, and consistent, and at no times hackneyed, cowardly, patronising, or self-censoring. There's an awkward moment between the lead and a minor character that probably gained the movie more controversy than it was worth. This is one of the more hard-punching movies in Swedish cinema. Despite some lurid aspects to the first act, the subject it approached very well. It was the last film to be made by Widerberg. And they were joined by an equally strong supporting act by Thomas Von Brömssen. He catapults a note towards her with a message for her to approach the box.
Primary not a love affair between them but she as the door to knowledge the working class is forbidden to have. I also did not see why he would take the set of dictionaries from the classroom right at the end. They start a passionate and forbidden relationship - but it has consequences they never could have expected. Some Widerberg irony, no doubt. It goes to prove, once and for all, that, contrary to what many people seem to think, there is more to non-English-language films than just Seven Samurai. But the impression remains: the student's story never really gets to be told, because he is not allowed to be present, completely.
As far as I've seen, many movies are relegated to what is not and what should not be. However, that being said, I thought it was a beautifully crafted movie, well acted and otherwise convincing. Under the guise of having special coaching lessons, Stig gains entrance into his married teacher's household after his evening cinema job. Stig is broken that he loses both his sexual relationship, and his brother, who dies while in military service. Eventually their relationship, and her husband's indifference, gets to Viola, who takes up drinking in order to cope.
I have a feeling this director may be famous in his home country, there is a touch of epic brilliance in the movement of the scenes. Now lets take a look at this film here. Well, that is of course because of the scandalous nature what is most talked about here. This is the story of a student who gets closer to his new teacher and the two are having an affair. I don't know, but I suspect strongly the fact that this film is not in English and has no actor or actress in it who is a star in the English-speaking world is part of the answer. Some might even claim that the movie appeals to a very select audience.