Mats Ersson is engaged to Marit and they plan to get married in the spring. But when the plague comes, the people accuse Marit of witchcraft. She is sentenced to death. Mats can not ...
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During the Finnish-Russian war in the winter of 1940. On Måsön in the Swedish archipelago lives the romantic and idealist ringer Albin Olsson and the young beautiful and passionate teacher Eva Andersson.
A love and drama triangle. Max is illegal arms dealers and lives with Wanda, a spy for the dictatorship in which they live. She is ordered by her superiors to reveal the actions and members... See full summary »
An engineer and a businessman is on the run from Manchuria, where revolution and civil war erupted. Both suffer from typhoid and the businessman dies. Before he dies, he changes identity with the engineer.
The film takes place in the 1780s. The Russians plan to overthrow Gustav III from the Swedish throne and Lieutenant Rehusen tries to stop them, while fighting for his king, he also fights for his love.
Bernt comes to a small town to rob the bank. But behind the counter stands his old friends Hjalmar, and he has to pretend it was all a joke. Hjalmar asks him to spend the night at his home.... See full summary »
The movie starts with a silent section of slapsticks in BLUE and white and with piano music, giving an outline of Karin's rise and fall. The rest is normal B&W movie. Karin does not belong ... See full summary »
Mats Ersson is engaged to Marit and they plan to get married in the spring. But when the plague comes, the people accuse Marit of witchcraft. She is sentenced to death. Mats can not understand the divine justice and decides to go to paradise and ask God himself. It becomes a journey where he meets the prophets, king Solomon and finally God himself.Written by
A man searches for God in the Swedish countryside.
I was programmer of my college film club at St. John's College in Annapolis and showed Road to Heaven in the late fifties. It was well received. The hero's quest to find and confront God for his wife's death was obviously an influence on Bergman. I can't remember why I chose the film. We must have been doing a Scandinavian festival. We also showed Dryer's Ordet, Days of Wrath, Joan of Arc, and an early Bergman. Of Days of Heaven I have sharp memories of the beautiful folk art on the walls of the houses, a beautiful score and glorious b/w cinematography. It is a shame it's not on DVD. Perhaps there is one in Sweden. If so it's worth getting it.
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