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Le grand bleu (1988)

Far from true and more absurd comedy than anticipated, this quirky original still ends up a rather sad reflection on the frailness and strength of humanity.

Glittering surface and immeasurable depths. In my book of pushing the limits of both life and love.

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Mephisto (1981)

A razor-sharp character study of one man’s rise and fall; from struggling artist with conscience to celebrated star without. And finally, as humanity disappears, to hunted prey.

Infernal, seething, glorious. In my book of role-playing, opportunism, and power.

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we’ll be back after a short commercial break…


Apart from movie blogging and art directing, I sometimes create comics. A few of them can be found in the brand new anthology Home Made Comics #15. More information here (swedish only, alas):


PS. The illustration is made by Ola Forssblad, editor of HMC.

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backtrack; The hills have eyes (1977)

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Feeling more early than late seventies, Wes Craven’s cult cheapie has a crude power that in some ways surpasses the rather dubious franchise it started.

A primitive but memorable look at the consequences of extreme circumstances. Maybe in my book of family, civilization, and survival.

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backtrack; Der amerikanische Freund (1977)


Tragic humanist Wim Wenders goes Krimi and – unsurprisingly – creates interesting psychological drama rather than hi-octane thrills in this many-layered study of doomed men.

Loosely based of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game, making it an interesting companion to the more faithful 2002 adaptation. In my book of inter-atlantic relations.

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backtrack; Eraserhead (1977)


Lynch launch! This promising – and disturbing – cult debut is a mix of black-and-white expressionism, horror elements and arthouse sensibilities, in several ways foreboding the eighties. A surreal »WTF?« experience, impossible to describe properly.

The bizarre, haunting sounds and images stirs inside me. In my queasily inexplicable book.

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1001 languages?


Time to expand the list substantially with what must be my longest post ever!

Found this a while back:

I’ve now sorted out posts about additional movies in different local editions, and here’s a hefty bunch of »world cinema« for true 1001 aficionados to start searching for! Myself, I’ve seen all the swedish ones but very few of the others. I sincerely doubt that I’ll ever manage to track down all of these, but it will be fun to try!

Limite (1930)
A Hora e a Vez de Augusto Matraga (1965)
O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968)
Macunaíma (1969)
Bye Bye Brasil (1979)
Eles Não Usam Black-Tie (1981)
Pixote, a Lei do Mais Fraco (1981)
Cabra Marcado para Morrer (1984)
Memórias do Cárcere (1984)
Ilha das Flores (1989)
Central do Brasil – Central Station (1998)
Jogo de Cena (2007)

Vredens dag (1943)
Ditte Menneskebarn (1946)
Soldaten og Jenny (1947)
Café paradis (1950)
Sult (1966)
Kundskabens træ (1981)
The Element of Crime (1984)
Pelle Erobreren (1987)
Kærlighedens Smerte (1992)
Nattevagten (1994)
Den eneste ene (1999)
Bænken (2000)
En soap (2006)

Juha (1937)
Varastettu kuolema (1938)
Niskavuoren naiset (1938)
Valkoiset ruusut (1943)
Sellaisena kuin sinä minut halusit (1944)
Rovaniemen markkinoilla (1951)
Valkoinen peura (1952)
Sininen viikko (1954)
Tuntematon sotilas (1955)
Komisario Palmun erehdys (1960)
Pojat (1962)
Käpy selän alla (1966)
Mustaa valkoisella (1968)
Kahdeksan surmanluotia (1972)
Häpy endkö? Eli kuinka Uuno Turhapuro sai niin kauniin ja rikkaan vaimon (1977)
Jäniksen vuosi (1978)
Täältä tullaan, elämä! (1980)
Arvottomat (1983)
Levottomat (2000)

Drôle de drame (1937)
Le corbeau (1943)
Les tontons flingueurs (1963)
Mélodie en sous-sol (1963)
La grande vadrouille (1966)
Charles, mort ou vif (1969)
Le juge et l’assassin (1975)
Mr. Klein (1976)
Les bronzés (1978)
La guerre du feu (1981)
Tchao Pantin (1983)
Manon des sources (1986)
Le grand bleu (1987)
La vie est un long fleuve tranquille (1989)
La haine (1995)
Bienvenue chez les ch’tis (2007)
Polisse (2011)

Dafnis kai Hloi (1931)
I foni tis kardias (1943)
Oi Germanoi xanarhontai… (1948)
O methystakas (1950)
Pikro psomi (1951)
Nekri politeia (1952)
Istoria mias kalpikis liras (1955)
Magiki polis (1954)
Laterna, ftoheia kai filotimo (1955)
Stella (1955)
O drakos (1956)
Pote tin Kyriaki (1960)
To potami (1960)
Synoikia to Oneiro (1961)
Ilektra (1962)
Ta kokkina fanaria (1963)
Alexis Zorbas (1964)
…mehri to ploio (1967)
Me tin lampsi sta matia (1966)
Oi voskoi (1967)
Anaparastasi (1970)
Evdokia (1971)
To proxeneio tis Annas (1974)
I ilikia tis thalassas (1978)
Oi dromoi tis agapis einai nyhterinoi (1981)
Oi apenanti (1981)
To ergostasio (1981)
Arpa colla (1982)
Rembetiko (1983)
Glykia symmoria (1983)
Karkalou (1984)
I timi tis agapis (1984)
Petrina hronia (1985)
Ta paidia tis Helidonas (1987)
Akatanikitoi erastes (1988)
Lefteris Dimakopoulos (1993)
Mia aioniotita kai mia mera (1998)
I earini synaxis ton agrofylakon (1999)
Agelastos petra (2000)
O ergenis (2000)
To monon tis zois tou taxeidion (2001)
Nyfes (2004)

Hyppolit, a lakáj (1931)
Körhinta (1955)
Szegénylegények (1966)
A tanú (1969)
Szerelem (1971)
Mephisto (1981)

Fanfare (1958)
Als twee druppels water (1963)
Een vlucht regenwulpen (1981)
De lift (1983)
Abel (1986)
De aanslag (1986)
Antonia (1995)
Zusje (1995)
Karakter (1997)
Wilde mossels (2000)
De tweeling (2002)

Ni liv (1957)
De dødes tjern (1958)
Sult (1966)
Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975)
Ofelas (1987)
Eggs (1995)
Insomnia (1997)

Gösta Berlings saga (1924)
Pensionat Paradiset (1937)
Flicka och hyacinter (1950)
Fröken Julie (1951)
Hon dansade en sommar (1951)
Det stora äventyret (1953)
Sommaren med Monika (1953)
Kvarteret Korpen (1963)
Älskande par (1964)
Att angöra en brygga (1965)
Jag är nyfiken – Gul (1967)
Jag är nyfiken – Blå (1968)
Dom kallar oss mods (1968)
En kärlekshistoria (1970)
Mannen på taket (1976)
Mitt liv som hund (1985)
Bröderna Mozart (1986)
Fucking Åmål (1998)
Jalla Jalla (2000)
Saraband (2003)
Darling (2006)
De ofrivilliga (2008)
Mamma Mia! (2008)

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