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Folket I Simlangsdalen


People from Simlangs Valley is the English-language title of this leisurely Scandinavian drama. Several subplots are woven into a cogent tapestry of Swedish rural life, with emphasis on characterization rather than plot. Carl Strohm stands out as Jan, a backwoods activist who tirelessly lobbies for the basic rights of his fellow farmers. Top-billed Eva Dahlbeck likewise contributes an excellent performance. Based on a novel by Fredrik Strom, Folket I Simlangsdalen didn't make much of an impression...more