Det stora äventyret (1953) AKA The Great Adventure

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Cited by many as the most “personal” effort of Swedish filmmaker Arne Sucksdorff, The Great Adventure is also one of his few films to tie together its magnificent images with a dramatic narrative. “Adventure” means “life” to Sucksdorff, and that life is experienced by a group of Swedish farm children, two of whom are played by the director’s own sons. The kids save a wild otter from a hunter, then attempt to tame the animal. When spring comes, the children realize without remorse that the otter will be happier roaming free in the wilderness.

Director: Arne Sucksdorff. AKA The Great Adventure
Writer: Arne Sucksdorff.
Stars: Anders Nohrborg, Kjell Sucksdorff, Holger Stockman, Arne Sucksdorff, Amanda Haglund, Annika Ekedahl, Aina Fritzell, Stina Andersson, Erik Bodin, Sigvard Kihlgren, Tryggve Thyselius, Gunnar Sjöberg (voice).

1954 Cannes Film Festival – Winner Special Mention (for the direction).
1954 Cannes Film Festival – Winner International Prize.
1954 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Grand Prize of the Festival.
1955 BAFTA Film Awards – Winner Best Documentary.

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3 Comments

  1. Steves
    August 5, 2019
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    Terrific film! Thanks immensely, Jon!

  2. Michael
    April 21, 2020
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    Last time I have seen this was early 1970″s on the big screen. Excellent film. Thank you Jon

  3. stefano
    April 28, 2020
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    Just discovered your site, that’s great! <3
    Too sad many of these are without any subtitles, but oh, well !
    Anyway thank you very much for this one 🙂
    More wilderness cinema, please!
    Cheers from Italy .-)

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