Barnens O 1980 with English Subtitles

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Barnens O 1980
Barnens Ö (original title)
1h 49min | Drama | 25 December 1980 (Sweden)


Reine is supposed to go to a summer camp called ‘Childrens island’ but decides to remain in Stockholm over the summer while his mother is working at a hospital. She thinks he is at the camp and he tells her he his. We then follow him around Stockholm that summer and see what he encounter on the path of life.

User review:

10 year old Renee lives in a Stockholm suburb alone with his mother. She has only limited time and heart for her boy. Her lover Stig is a scary and frustrated loser. When Renee’s mother leaves home for a summer job in another town, Renee is “deported” to a summer camp. But he chose to stay home alone, living one last summer of innocent childhood in the city. He soon meets and befriends some of the lower existences and gradually slides towards criminal activities. The boy has a very special live-philosophy: Lust is what makes grownups crazy – and only children are sane. And his experience of miserable and selfish adults only supports this view. But the boy knows, that he himself will come into puberty – where everything ends! Therefore he makes a daily inspection of his genitals in search of pubic hair. He thinks that hair is the sign of corruption, and he befriends an adult young woman with no hair at all. He thinks she is “pure”, but the bald woman turns out to be just as lustfull and selfish as everyone else. There are a lot of dirty words, sexual references and nudity in this movie, which might offend some. It could even be considered (child)-pornographic. But it is a highly artistic and very conscious film, and it has been shown several times on Swedish and Danish TV, public channel prime time. The film gives a very remarkable and outstanding, but also depressing, view of childhood.

Director: Kay Pollak
Writers: P.C. Jersild (book), Ola Olsson
Stars: Tomas Fryk, Anita Ekström, Ingvar Hirdwall
Country: Sweden
Language: Swedish
Release Date: 19 May 1983 (Hungary)
Also Known As: Children’s Island

Barnens O 1980 with English Subtitles 12
Children's Island (1980)

109 min|Drama, Romance|25 Dec 1980

6.7Rating: 6.7 / 10 from 715 users
Reine is supposed to go to a summer camp called Children's Island but decides to remain in Stockholm over the summer while his mother is working at a hospital. She thinks he is at the camp,…

41 reviews for Barnens O 1980 with English Subtitles

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  3. John (verified owner)

    Loved the movie!

  4. Richard (verified owner)

  5. Daniel S. (verified owner)

    Good movie

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    beautiful movie

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  9. Edward Graveur (verified owner)

    As above

  10. Erik (verified owner)

  11. A Thornton (verified owner)

    never got the movie

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)


  13. bertrand bellabre (verified owner)

  14. David Shank (verified owner)

    It is a thoughtful film but leaves some questions about cultural direction.

  15. Brian Manuel (verified owner)


  16. Karl (verified owner)

  17. Brian F. (verified owner)

    Fantastic quality and full version
    Fast delivery and I am very happy with it

  18. Jerry H. (verified owner)

    Great movie. Great acting. Love the language.

  19. Peter (verified owner)

    Boy meets world and the pitfalls of what lies ahead for him as an adult.

  20. stephen (verified owner)

    great film

  21. John R. (verified owner)

  22. Kevin M. (verified owner)

  23. Bob B. (verified owner)

    this movie was more of a funny

  24. Anonymous (verified owner)

  25. Edward (verified owner)

    Read the book years ago; have been lookimng for the movie ever since. It’s very hard to find. Thank you!

  26. Donald (verified owner)

  27. Thomas (verified owner)

    To much of a jump between sequences.

  28. darren (verified owner)

  29. Michael B. (verified owner)

    The movie was an eye-opener. It was fantastic. I enjoyed every moment of it

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  32. Anonymous (verified owner)

    story line was a little vague and the original film release was not of the greatest clarity it shouldn’t have degraded from reproductions or copying very much not with the technology we have today the quality of picture was lacking, over all i’m satisfied it’s pretty much what I had expected from the description so good job Dvdbay and thank you

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  36. Stephen D. (verified owner)

    More than I expected or even imagined.

  37. Geoffrey (verified owner)

    A great story about childhood that is showing the challenges of a boy in a relationship that is not a typical one with his mother.

  38. Bruce P. (verified owner)

  39. Igor Wardak (verified owner)

    I expected better quality.

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  41. Roald Jensen (verified owner)

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