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Children's Island (1980)

Barnens ö (original title)
Reine is supposed to go to a summer camp called Children's Island but decides to remain in Stockholm over the summer while his mother is working at a hospital. She thinks he is at the camp,... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Tomas Fryk ... Reine Larsson
Anita Ekström ... Harriet Larsson
Ingvar Hirdwall ... Stig Utler
Börje Ahlstedt ... Hester
Lars-Erik Berenett ... Esbjörn
Hjördis Petterson ... Olga
Sif Ruud ... Mrs. Bergman-Ritz
Lena Granhagen ... Helen
Majlis Granlund Majlis Granlund ... Lotten
Malin Ek ... Kristina
Maud Sjökvist Maud Sjökvist ... Maria
Hélène Svedberg Hélène Svedberg ... Nora
Maria Dehnisch Maria Dehnisch ... Birgitta
Anneli Tulldahl Anneli Tulldahl ... Lisa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bissa Abelli Bissa Abelli ... Member of theatre group


Reine is supposed to go to a summer camp called Children's Island but decides to remain in Stockholm over the summer while his mother is working at a hospital. She thinks he is at the camp, and he tells her he is. We then follow him around Stockholm that summer and see what he encounters on the path of life. Written by Mikael Ahkoila <mikah582@student.liu.se>

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25 December 1980 (Sweden) See more »

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Renées home is filmed in Stockholm suburb Tensta. The metroline from Tensta to Central Stockholm is entirely underground, so shots of the metrotrain on a bridge is from an other metroline in Stockholm. See more »


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Music Composed by Evert Taube
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18 February 2018 | by aci-4See all my reviews

This is one of those movies ,where nothing special is happening and then theres that one scene where your jaws drop lol.. and you're like WOW did i really saw what i just saw? Amazing how in those days people were more free and less judging then now , its almost like we are going backwards rather then forward with being more free. That special part of the movie ,in my eyes in that one little thing people always seem to somehow forget, that no matter how cute and adorable or innocent your or whos ever child may look , when they come to thay age, they arent really much different then you (the adult). Its hard to accept that fact ,but thats the way it is. Yes, one could say ,well they could have made that part be less obvious, we'd still get it, .. yes true, they could have, but as then and specially now, there are soo many disgusting murders and whatnot in todays movies, but somehow that is accepted and normal ,even when your 8yo is watching it, you dont mind it? Just think about it.. what is more normal to see or know about , that movie part or butchering movies. I loved the JMJ soundtracks in it ,and alos that airal part where you can see Stockholm from the choppa together with JMJ's music is a perfect fit! As far as acting goes, well.. i've seen better but its a pass. As far as the plot goes, i'd do it differently some parts of the movie were too fast , and needed to be more slow, while others that were slow, could have been more faster.

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