During World War II, a 13-year old girl (Susanna Käll) in northern Sweden watches her parents’ marriage fall apart while dreaming of a different life. Ingrid Thulin’s directing debut is firmly rooted in the part of Sweden where she grew up and has a fine cast, where Tommy Berggren stands out as a depressed ne’er-do-well; he’s a failure as a father and husband, but Thulin makes us see something good in him, just like his daughter does. In spite of worthy aspirations, the film never becomes anything more than a mediocre family drama.
1982-Sweden. 98 min. Color. Written and directed by Ingrid Thulin. Cast: Susanna Käll (Erika), Tommy Berggren (Axel), Agneta Eckemyr (Märta), Margaretha Krook, Svea Holst, Fillie Lyckow… Ernst Günther.
Trivia: Original title: Brusten himmel.