Rasmus på luffen 1981
1h 45min | Adventure, Drama, Family | 12 December 1981 (Sweden)
Rasmus lives at an orphanage. He’s OK, but wants a mom and a dad, and from time to time some comes to find a child, but they always chose little girls curls. Rasmus realizes he has to run away and find parents himself.
This is one of the many Swedish movies based on novels by Astrid Lindgren. It tells the story of Rasmus, a boy who runs away from an orphanage and meets a tramp named Oskar. The tramp is portrayed by no other than Allan Edwall (Mattias from ‘Bröderna Lejonhjärta’). Rasmus is portrayed by Erik Lindgren.
It’s not a bad movie, but it’s pretty average. I personally find it nothing special. Realistically it isn’t much more than a not completely successful musical with a somehow dull plot. Even the beauty of the colored Swedish cinematography isn’t enough to save it.
Although the Swedish film industry seems to be too small to have much reviews and people who know it, I’m still surprised that I’m the first person to review this film. There must have at least a few people who know it, even if those people are all Swedish and if the number of them can be counted by the fingers.
Director: Olle Hellbom
Writer: Astrid Lindgren
Stars: Allan Edwall, Erik Lindgren, Jarl Kulle
Release Date: 12 December 1981 (Sweden)
Also Known As: Rasmus és a csavargó
Filming Locations: Dala-Järna, Vansbro, Dalarnas län, Sweden