Bara en mor (1949) AKA Only a Mother


Statare, or country workers who recieved most of their payment in natura and didn’t own their own land, were the lowest of the low in Old Sweden. Maria – nicknamed ‘Rya-Rya’ – is born into this lot. A beautiful young woman, who the men tend to flock to, she quickly becomes with child. Her life changes forever…

Director: Alf Sjöberg. AKA Only a Mother
Stars: Eva Dahlbeck, Ragnar Falck, Ulf Palme, Hugo Björne, Åke Fridell, Mona Geijer-Falkner, Max von Sydow, Margaretha Krook, Mimi Pollak, lsa Widborg, Olof Widgren, Ulla Smidje, Sif Ruud, Signe Rydberg-Eklöf, Ernst Brunman, Nils Hultgren.

1950 Venice Film Festival – Winner International Award – Best Cinematography (Martin Bodin).
1950 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.


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  1. Jon W.
    March 19, 2020

    RIP Max Von Sydow (April 10, 1929 – March 8, 2020).

  2. Frank
    March 19, 2020

    Thanks for this! I’ve been looking for this for years!

  3. Jarvis
    March 21, 2020

    Amazing film! Thanks to Jon and to the person who requested this! More Alf Sjoberg please…

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