The Great Adventure (Det stora äventyret)
- Original title
Det stora äventyret (The Great Adventure)
- Running time
- 94 min.
Arne Sucksdorff (B&W)
Documentary | Small Town Life (Non-North American). Nature
- Synopsis / Plot
- Cited by many as the most "personal" effort of Swedish filmmaker Arne Sucksdorff, The Great Adventure is also one of his few films to tie together its magnificent images with a dramatic narrative. "Adventure" means "life" to Sucksdorff, and that life is experienced by a group of Swedish farm children, two of whom are played by the director's own sons. The kids save a wild otter from a hunter, then attempt to tame the animal. When spring comes, the children realize without remorse that the otter will be happier roaming free in the wilderness. That is all there is to The Great Adventure (Det stora aventyret), but it was so gorgeously photographed and sublimely assembled that it earned the "superior technique" award at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival.
: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection
: Berlin Film Fesitval: Big Silver Medal, OCIC Award (Honorable Mention)
: BAFTA Awards: Best Documentary Film
: National Board of Review: Top Best Foreign Language Films
- Movie Soulmates' ratings
so you can access movie recommendations tailored to your movie taste.
- Friends' ratings
so you can check out ratings by your friends, family members, and like-minded members of the FA community.
Is the synopsis/plot summary missing? Do you want to report a spoiler, error or omission? Please send us a message
If you are not a registered user please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
All copyrighted material (movie posters, DVD covers, stills, trailers) and trademarks belong to their respective producers and/or distributors.
For US ratings information please visit: www.mpaa.org www.filmratings.com www.parentalguide.org