The girl

The girl

DVD - 2011 | Swedish
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In the summer of 1981, a 9-year-old girl is left behind in her aunt's care while the rest of her family goes to Africa as aid workers. The aunt is soon courted by a man and leaves the girl with the promise to return in a few days. The abandoned girl keeps this a secret from everyone and uses her freedom to discover the world around her as the summer passes by. With sharpening senses she gradually discovers the often absurd and careless world of adults.
Publisher: [United States : Olive Films, 2011]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Aug 15, 2017

A fine, small film well worth it; for the cast and the story.

Feb 11, 2016

I like this movie. Quiet and well-acted but still interesting. I love seeing the Swedish countryside too. Worth the time IMO.

Dec 29, 2015

I didn't like this movie. Not because it wasn't well shot, because it was, or because the story-telling was poor. It was because the girl was effectively abandoned to the point where she ended up relying on the kindness of a stranger to help her near the end, after she was so lonely, isolated and afraid. It was just such a sad thing to see.

Mar 20, 2013

Beautiful movie brought tears to my eyes! Love it!!!!

voisjoe1 Jan 06, 2012

A view of adults and children in non-urban Sweden through the eyes of a plucky Swedish nine year-old girl.


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