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F-0210

Title:

Lust och fägring stor
All Things Fair
Love Lessons
Lærerinden
(Denmark)

Category:

S

Produced:

1995

Country:

Denmark / Sweden

Released:

Film: Nov 1995 (Sweden); Mar 1996 (USA)
DVD: Apr 2004
VHS: ?

Director:

Bo Widerberg

Writer:

Bo Widerberg

Actors:

Johan Widerberg (Stig|); Marika Lagercrantz (Viola); Tomas von Brömssen (Kjell); Karin Huldt (Lisbet); Nina Gunke (Stig's Mother); Björn Kjellman (Sigge); Kenneth Milldoff (Stig's Father); Frida Lindholm (Olga); Sigge Cederlund (Biografmaskinisten); George Bisset; Gösta Ekstrand; Hilda Suovanen; Per Olov Börjeson; Jörgen Svensson; Monica Stenbeck (Gymnastiklärarinnan)

Description:

Malmoe, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is drawn to him by his youth and innocence, a god-sent relief from her drunk and miserable husband. They start a passionate and forbidden relationship - but it has consequences they never could have expected. (Mattias Pettersson)

All things fair takes place in 1943. Stig meets his teacher, Viola. His life changes forever. They start an affair. She is 37, and he is 15, but that makes no difference to them. Viola's husband is always drunk and unfaithful, so she thinks her own affair is therefore justified. The girl next door, however, also shares love for Stig and is disappointed he never notices her. The affair grows dangerous, and Viola is risking everything. Then one day Stig realizes love does exist with someone his own age, and Viola lets him pay dearly for his realization.... (Anon)

From Bo Widerberg (Elvira Madigan) comes the Academy Award®-nominated All Things Fair, a sensual and controversial coming-of-age story in which a young man, Stig (Johan Widerberg), falls madly in love with his teacher, Viola (Marika Lagercrantz). The intense relationship that develops spins rapidly out of control, setting the stage for a final confrontation between Stig and Viola in which "all is fair in love and war." (Amazon.com)

Language:

Swedish, English, Portuguese, Spanish

TT:

125 min / 132 min (DVD)

J.S. Bach's Music:

Final Chorus Wir setzen uns in Tränen nieder (Mvt. 68 [78]) from Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
Helmuth Rilling / Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart
From: J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion (Sony Classical) [V-15]
See: See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling

Format:

Film: Color, Dolby SR
DVD: (Anamorphic, Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1)
VHS: (PAL)

Company:

Film: Per Holst Filmproduktion; In association with: Det Danske Filminstitut; Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond; Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI); Egmont; TV2 Danmark; SVT Drama
DVD: Home Vision
VHS: ?

Comments:

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com
VHS: Amazon.com

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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