The Half Hidden (2009)

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Four-Part Television Serial | Drama | Sweden | Swedish | 3h53m
Dir: Simon Kaijser | Scr: Jonas Gardell | Ph: Stefan Kullänger | Prod: Maria Nordenberg | Mus: Leif Jordansson | Ed: Agneta Scherman | PD: John Virke Cast: Bruno Årfors, Ulf Friberg, Kristoffer Berglund, Henrik Ljung, Christoffer Hedén, Anna Littorin, Anastasios Soulis, Jens Hultén, Kenneth Söderman, Ia Langhammer, Tom Ljungman, Axel Lindqvist, Otto Flytström, Gustaf Mardelius, Albin Weidenbladh, Freddy Åsblom, Marie Richardson, Jarmo Mäkinen, David Dencik, Anja Lundkvist, Jacob Ericksson, Anna Ulrika Ericsson, Margreth Weivers-Norström, Johannes Wanselow, Björn Wahlberg, Annika Hallin, Rasmus Troedsson, Malin Cederblad, Liv Mjönes, Fredrik Hammar

This oft remarkable four-part television serial follows the barely, but significantly, connected lives of a raft of beautifully (and decidedly empathetically) drawn characters in both the present day and in 1970, depicting a number of childhoods blighted by religion, alcohol, and neglect. Outstanding characterisation, skilful direction, eye-catching photography, labyrinthine plotting, flamboyant editing, affecting performances, and a stunning yet discreet score combine to heart-rending effect.