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Films By Bo Widerberg

ELVIRA MADIGAN (Bo Widerberg, 1967)
Based on a true story of the eighteen-nineties, which has since become legendary, this film is an elegy about a young lieutenant who leaves his wife and children for a circus star. Together, they run… Read more

JOE HILL (Bo Widerberg, 1971)
The film depicts his early days in Nev York, then traces his long trek to California, riding the freight trains, penniless and despised for his poverty Later, he becomes involved with the Industrial … Read more

LOVE 65 (Bo Widerberg, 1965)
The action of the film takes place during two summers and a winter. Keve is a film director whose relationship with his wife is deteriorating, and for a while he finds peace in the arms of another's … Read more

RAVEN'S END (Bo Widerberg, 1963)
Raven's End is a glimpse of a fledgling writer's life in a working class district of Malmö in 1936. The film describes how the aspiring novelist comes to terms with his drunkard father and embittere… Read more

THE MAN ON THE ROOF (Bo Widerberg, 1976)
Swedish director Bo Widerberg filmed this police thriller from a novel, 'The Abominable Man', following his film for children, Stubby An earlier film version of a Sjoewall-Wahloo novel, 'The Laughing… Read more

THE MAN ON THE ROOF (Bo Widerberg, 1976)
A stark, slow-burning predecessor to the current wave of Swedish crime cinema. ... Inspired by William Friedkin's Oscar-winning The French Connection, The Man on the Roof adapts Maj Sjöwall and Per … Read more

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