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Raven's End Swedish poster Directed by Bo Widerberg Written by Bo Widerberg Starring Thommy Berggren Keve Hjelm Cinematography Jan Lindeström Editing by Wic Kjellin Release date(s) Sweden: 26 December 1963 United States: 21 May 1970 Running time 101 minutes Country Sweden Language Swedish Raven's End (Swedish: Kvarteret Korpen) is a 1963 Swedish drama film directed by Bo Widerberg, about an aspiring working-class writer in Malmö. The story bears some similarities to Widerberg's own background, although he claimed it to be entirely fictional.[1] Contents 1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links // Plot In the mid 30s, Anders is dreaming about becoming a writer. His friend Sixten is dreaming about becoming a football player so he can go to Paris and meet prostitutes in fur. Anders' ambitions are supported by his girlfriend Elsie and his parents. His mother supports the family by doing laundry, while his father is unemployed and has a problem with alcohol and gambling. Anders sends a script for a book he has written about the block they live in to a publisher in Stockholm. He is asked to come to Stockholm and discuss the book, which makes his father excited. But the publisher doesn't want to publish the book, and when Anders returns they all become very disappointed. Elsie becomes pregnant with Anders' child. Anders seeks advice from his father, but the father is drunk and they end up fighting. The father blames his wife for all the misery they are suffering from, meaning it's all because he was humiliated by affair she once had. The mother blames the father, meaning it was his violent behaviour that caused her infidelity. Anders decides to leave his family, his pregnant girlfriend and all misery behind. He joins Sixten and they both travel to Stockholm. Cast Thommy Berggren as Anders Keve Hjelm as His Father Emy Storm as His Mother Christina Frambäck as Elsie Ingvar Hirdwall as Sixten Agneta Prytz as Neighbour Fritiof Nilsson Piraten as Himself Nina Widerberg as Nina Production The film was shot on location in a run-down Malmö block that was soon to be demolished. Locals were used as extras to strengthen the feeling of authencity.[2] Awards and nominations Keve Hjelm was awarded the Guldbagge for Best Actor. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also entered into the official selection at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival, competing for the Palme d'Or.[3] References ^ Häglund, Kjell (September 1995) "Kjell möter Bo Widerberg." (in Swedish) Café Magazine. Retrieved on 6 April 2009. ^ Comment/summary at the Swedish Film Institute ^ "Festival de Cannes: Raven's End". Retrieved 2009-02-27.  External links Raven's End at the Internet Movie Database v • d • e Films directed by Bo Widerberg The Baby Carriage (1963) · Raven's End (1963) · Love 65 (1965) · Heja Roland! (1966) · Elvira Madigan (1967) · Ådalen 31 (1969) · Joe Hill (1971) · Stubby (1974) · The Man on the Roof (1976) · Victoria (1979) · The Man from Majorca (1984) · The Serpent's Way (1986) · All Things Fair (1995) v • d • e Cinema of Sweden Films A-Z • Films by year: Pre 1930 • 1930s • 1940s • 1950s • 1960s • 1970s • 1980s • 1990s • 2000s Actors • Directors • Cinematographers • Composers • Editors • Producers • Screenwriters This article related to Swedish film is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. v • d • e