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Vikarien (2006)

Director:
Ĺsa Blanck
Johan Palmgren
COUNTRY
Sweden
GENRE
Documentary
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Vikaren
RUNNING TIME
85 minutes
Producer:
Ĺsa Blanck
Petter Hansson
Screenwriter:
Ĺsa Blanck
Johan Palmgren


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
As themselves Folke Silvén
Max Wejstorp

 

Review

The dramaturgy and political position of Ĺsa Blanck and Johan Palmgren's documentary on the state of the Swedish educational system in general and a burdened, multi-ethnic upper-elementary school in Stockholm in particular, is a bit too correct and neat. The filmmakers touch on controversial issues, but they cover themselves with obviousnesses and gentle criticism. With that said, Vikarien is engaging and heartfelt from an interpersonal point of view, with the great character of Folke Silvén bringing Blanck/Palmgren's story to life and opening for a valid discussion about educational principles of past and present. If nothing else, Silvén's presence will be a motivation for anyone in the educational sector watching this film.

Copyright © 6.11.2008 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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