The Boy In The Tree

SF Film

Bored by his indifferent parents Göte, rebellious as one is at the age of 16, joins a gang of young poachers. But he soon also revolts against his buddies and their reckless slaughtering of animals for blood money. He steals the gangleader’s gun and disappears into the deep forests, away from society, into his own freedom in a big tree... and death. This was Arne Sucksdorff’s first move from praised master of wild-life documentaries into fictional drama. Sweden’s most respected actors are in the cast but the real star in the film is the magnificent, wild Swedish nature.One critic (Jörn Donner) called the film ”a rare diamond, a fascinating drama which Sucksdorff gives grandeur and warmth” while another (Jurgen Schildt) identifies the film ”between the jungles of Darwin and Golgata”. An added value to ”The Boy In the Tree” is the musical score, created by a then very young Quincy Jones.

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The Boy In The Tree

Title The Boy In The Tree

Original title Pojken I Trädet

Director Arne Sucksdorff

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Tomas Bolme, Heinz Hopf, Björn Gustafson

Script Arne Sucksdorff

Director of photography Gunnar Fischer

Production company Arne Sucksdorff Filmproduktion

Release 1961 Sep, 25

Duration 86 min

Bored by his indifferent parents Göte, rebellious as one is at the age of 16, joins a gang of young poachers. But he soon also revolts against his buddies and their reckless slaughtering of animals for blood money. He steals the gangleader’s gun and disappears into the deep forests, away from society, into his own freedom in a big tree... and death. This was Arne Sucksdorff’s first move from praised master of wild-life documentaries into fictional drama. Sweden’s most respected actors are in the cast but the real star in the film is the magnificent, wild Swedish nature.One critic (Jörn Donner) called the film ”a rare diamond, a fascinating drama which Sucksdorff gives grandeur and warmth” while another (Jurgen Schildt) identifies the film ”between the jungles of Darwin and Golgata”. An added value to ”The Boy In the Tree” is the musical score, created by a then very young Quincy Jones. Bored by his indifferent parents Göte, rebellious as one is at the age of 16, joins a gang of young poachers. But he soon also revolts against his buddies and their reckless slaughtering of animals for blood money. He steals the gangleader’s gun and disappears into the deep forests, away from society, into his own freedom in a big tree... and death. This was Arne Sucksdorff’s first move from praised master of wild-life documentaries into fictional drama. Sweden’s most respected actors are in the cast but the real star in the film is the magnificent, wild Swedish nature.One critic (Jörn Donner) called the film ”a rare diamond, a fascinating drama which Sucksdorff gives grandeur and warmth” while another (Jurgen Schildt) identifies the film ”between the jungles of Darwin and Golgata”. An added value to ”The Boy In the Tree” is the musical score, created by a then very young Quincy Jones.

Title The Boy In The Tree

Original title Pojken I Trädet

Director Arne Sucksdorff

Country Sweden

Film status Completed

Original language Swedish

Cast Tomas Bolme, Heinz Hopf, Björn Gustafson

Script Arne Sucksdorff

Director of photography Gunnar Fischer

Production company Arne Sucksdorff Filmproduktion

Release 1961 Sep, 25

Duration 86 min

Genre: Drama






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