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Bo Widerberg is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Editor Suédois born on 8 june 1930 at Malmö (Suede)

Bo Widerberg

Bo Widerberg
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Birth name Bo Gunnar Widerberg
Nationality Suede
Birth 8 june 1930 at Malmö (Suede)
Death 1 may 1997 (at 66 years) at Båstad (Suede)
Awards Litteris et Artibus

Bo Widerberg (8 June 1930 – 1 May 1997) was a Swedish film director, writer, editor and actor. He was born Bo Gunnar Widerberg in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden. He died in Ängelholm, Skåne län, Sweden of stomach cancer.

Widerberg was the director of films such as Raven's End (1963), Elvira Madigan (1967), Ådalen 31 (1969), Joe Hill (1971), Fimpen (1974), The Man on the Roof (1976), Victoria (1979), The Man from Majorca (1984), The Serpent's Way (1986) and All Things Fair (1995). The Serpent's Way was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival and in competition at the 15th Moscow International Film Festival. In 1966 at the 3rd Guldbagge Awards his film Heja Roland! won the award for Best Film.

He won a Silver Bear prize at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival for All Things Fair and a Special Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival for Ådalen 31. Raven's End, Ådalen 31 and All Things Fair all received a nominations for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. For Ådalen 31 Widerberg won the Guldbagge Award for Best Director at the 6th Guldbagge Awards. For The Man on the Roof he won the award for Best Film at the 13th Guldbagge Awards.

Bo Widerberg's vision of Swedish cinema parted radically with its contemporary form. He called for a greater political significance and more progressive story telling. The leading figure of Swedish cinema at the time, Ingmar Bergman, was not Widerberg's ideal at all, although he recognized his position: "Neither I nor my friends saw very much in him. We didn't find the issue of God's existence that damned important. But it's safe to say you'd be putting yourself in a bad position if you're trying to slit the throat of the father figure before your own debut." In his book, A Vision of Swedish Cinema, Widerberg concluded that Bergman's films almost exclusively dealt with issues between people directed upwards and seldom sideways. According to Widerberg, Bergman made vertical films when the need for horizontal ones was more dire. On the other hand, Widerberg wanted film to be a tool of the social sciences, a kind of sociological report.

Biography

D'abord critique (il tient une chronique dans le journal de Stockholm, Expressen), mais il est aussi écrivain et publie plusieurs romans et recueils de nouvelles.

Bo Widerberg appartient à une génération de réalisateurs suédois (Mai Zetterling, Vilgot Sjöman, Jan Troell) offrant une alternative au cinéma d'Ingmar Bergman. « C'est d'ailleurs en s'inspirant des procédés de production de la Nouvelle Vague française qu'il cherche à libérer le film suédois techniquement et stylistiquement : ses premiers films vont jouer, parfois avec bonheur, sur une part d'improvisation. »

Il essaya d'ancrer ses meilleurs films dans une réalité sociale empreinte d'authenticité historique et de passion romantique : Elvira Madigan, prix d'interprétation féminine au Festival de Cannes 1967 ; Ådalen '31, lauréat du Grand Prix du Festival de Cannes au Festival de Cannes 1969, Joe Hill qui remporte le Prix du Jury au Festival de Cannes 1971.

Trois de ses films ont été nommés à l'Oscar du meilleur film en langue étrangère : Le Quartier du corbeau (1963), Ådalen '31 (1969) et Lust och fägring stor (1995).

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Filmography of Bo Widerberg (15 films)

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Actor

Man on the Roof, 1h50
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sven Wollter, Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Björn Thomas Hellberg, Håkan Serner, Ingvar Hirdwall, Birgitta Valberg
Rating72% 3.647053.647053.647053.647053.64705
A policeman (Nyman) who is a patient at a hospital in Stockholm is brutally murdered, stabbed repeatedly with a bayonet. The investigation that follows is led by Martin Beck and Einar Rönn. It turns out that the murdered man had sadistic tendencies and was known among his colleagues for abusing his police privileges and brutalizing civilians. Although his colleagues had been aware of his behaviour, the police force's esprit de corps had suppressed complaints about him and prevented any reprisals.

Director

All Things Fair, 2h10
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Erotic, War, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Political films
Actors Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Björn Kjellman, Nina Gunke
Rating68% 3.4459853.4459853.4459853.4459853.445985
This film is set in 1943 when the whole of Europe was embroiled in WWII. It deals with attraction of a 15-year-old boy Stig to his teacher Viola. The movie revolves at first around the sexual encounters between Stig and Viola; then, as the plot develops, Stig forms a close friendship with Viola's husband, a hard-drinking salesman who is quite aware of what is going on with his wife and Stig but does nothing to prevent it. Eventually, Viola descends, like her husband, into drink, and after threatening Stig with a broken bottle, their relationship ends.
The Man from Majorca, 1h42
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sven Wollter, Tomas von Brömssen, Håkan Serner, Ernst Günther, Gert Fylking, Ingvar Hirdwall
Rating69% 3.4947653.4947653.4947653.4947653.494765
A robber calmly holds up a post-office in Stockholm at Saint Lucy's Day December 13. The policemen Johansson and Jarnebring are the first on the scene and they chase the robber, who escapes. Shortly after, someone dies in a car accident and a dead body is found at a graveyard. After a while it is clear that these incidents has something to do with the robbery, and when the policemen are investigating further, they are beginning to reveal a bigger scandal. Meanwhile it seems that there is a cover up going on.
Man on the Roof, 1h50
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Sven Wollter, Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Björn Thomas Hellberg, Håkan Serner, Ingvar Hirdwall, Birgitta Valberg
Rating72% 3.647053.647053.647053.647053.64705
A policeman (Nyman) who is a patient at a hospital in Stockholm is brutally murdered, stabbed repeatedly with a bayonet. The investigation that follows is led by Martin Beck and Einar Rönn. It turns out that the murdered man had sadistic tendencies and was known among his colleagues for abusing his police privileges and brutalizing civilians. Although his colleagues had been aware of his behaviour, the police force's esprit de corps had suppressed complaints about him and prevented any reprisals.
The Butt
The Butt (1974)
, 1h29
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Association football films
Actors Monica Zetterlund, Magnus Härenstam, Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Carl Billquist, Stig Ossian Ericson
Rating55% 2.7626752.7626752.7626752.7626752.762675
Six-year-old Johan, nicknamed "Fimpen", is an extraordinarily talented football (soccer) player. He is discovered and recruited to Hammarby IF and the Swedish national team. Performing in the 1974 World Cup qualification, he is promoted to idol status but finds it difficult to keep up in school.
Joe Hill
Joe Hill (1971)
, 1h50
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Political films
Actors Thommy Berggren
Rating73% 3.68123.68123.68123.68123.6812
En 1902, le cœur chargé d'espérances, Joe et Paul Hill débarquent aux États-Unis. Mais ils découvrent bien vite qu'ici aussi sévissent pauvreté et inégalité sociale. Si Paul choisit de quitter New York, en revanche Joe, amoureux d'une jeune Italienne, y demeure encore quelque temps.
Adalen 31
Adalen 31 (1969)
, 1h54
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Roland Hedlund, Kerstin Tidelius, Olof Bergström, Jonas Bergström, Anita Björk, Pierre Lindstedt
Rating71% 3.5931253.5931253.5931253.5931253.593125
In 1931, the working-class family Andersson of Ådalen are taking part in a massive sympathy strike for workers in the town Marma. Harald, the father of the family, catches fish and manages to support his family while maintaining a good mood. Kjell, the oldest son, works at the office of the local sawmill manager, and is taught about classical music, impressionism and French pronunciation by the manager's wife. He plays in a jazz band with his friend Nisse with whom he also discusses things like girls, erogenous zones and hypnosis. As spring commences, the manager's daughter Anna comes home for school holiday. She and Kjell fall in love, and she becomes pregnant with his child.
The White Match, 1h42
Directed by Bo Widerberg, Roy Andersson, Jörgen Persson
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Tennis films
Rating63% 3.1913953.1913953.1913953.1913953.191395
In a series of interviews, demonstrators and members of the Swedish government give their views on sport, politics and civil disobedience.
Elvira Madigan, 1h31
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Origin Suede
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Pia Degermark, Thommy Berggren, Yvonne Ingdal
Rating73% 3.694083.694083.694083.694083.69408
Elvira Madigan and Sixten Sparre are together in the Danish countryside. Sixten has renounced the military and now claims to be "on the women's side." Elvira, who was the main attraction at her circus, has got her identity back and starts to refer to herself with her real name Hedvig.
Love 65
Love 65 (1965)
, 1h36
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Genres Drama
Actors Kent Andersson, Thommy Berggren, Ben Carruthers, Agneta Ekmanner, Björn Gustafsson, Ann-Marie Gyllenspetz
Rating63% 3.1514153.1514153.1514153.1514153.151415
Cinéaste en vue, Keve est marié à la belle Ann-Marie avec qui il a une petite fille. Mais le mariage bat de l’aile et Keve peine à trouver l’inspiration. Comme chaque été, Keve organise une fête dans sa villa du bord de mer avec ses amis, mais cette année, 3 nouveaux arrivants s’invitent à la fête : Björn, sa femme Evabritt et l’acteur Ben Carruthers...
Raven's End, 1h41
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Origin Suede
Genres Drama
Actors Thommy Berggren, Keve Hjelm, Ingvar Hirdwall
Rating77% 3.8837453.8837453.8837453.8837453.883745
In the mid 1930s, Anders is dreaming about becoming a writer. His friend Sixten is dreaming about becoming a football player so he can go to Paris and meet prostitutes in fur. Anders' ambitions are supported by his girlfriend Elsie and his parents. His mother supports the family by doing laundry, while his father is unemployed and has a problem with alcohol and gambling.
The Baby Carriage, 1h35
Directed by Bo Widerberg
Origin Suede
Genres Drama
Actors Lars Passgård, Thommy Berggren, Ulla Akselson
Rating65% 3.2918153.2918153.2918153.2918153.291815
En Suède, dans les années 50. Britt Larsson, jeune femme, ouvrière d’usine, fait la connaissance de Björn, d’origine bourgeoise, cultivé mais compliqué, qui disparaît aussitôt. Elle rencontre ensuite Robban, jeune guitariste et chanteur, brouillon mais touchant, dont elle tombe enceinte. Elle décide de garder l’enfant. Ils partagent un appartement, mais leur ‘couple’ ne tient pas le choc…