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Before World War II, Swedish workers had to deal with low wages, scarce work, and the extensive importation of foreign labor, particularly for the purpose of breaking strikes. This did not make foreigners of any stripe very popular, and those from "guest worker" countries were particularly disliked. In this film, set in 1938, a half-Polish boy goes to Poland in search of his mother, runs into financial and psychological difficulties there, and is sent back to a Swedish mental hospital. In another story, an unfortunate woman suffers a miscarriage and ends up at the asylum where the Polish boy is being kept.

  1. Jösta Hagelbäck

    Director, Writer

  2. Birgitta Trotzig


Top Billed Cast

  1. Anders Åberg

    Anders Åberg

    Eije Ström

  2. Grazyna Brattander

    Polish whore

  3. Gerissa Jalander


  4. Bo Lindström

    Albin Ström

  5. Tomas Norström

    Tomas Norström

    farm worker

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Status Released

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  • February 24, 1979


    Children over the age of 7, who are accompanied by an adult, are admitted to films that have been passed for children from the age of 11. Updated on March 1, 2017.

Original Language Swedish

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget -

Revenue -



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