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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min.


The title of this Swedish comedy-drama translates as The Country Priest. Olof Widgren essays the title role, running the gamut of emotions as he juggles with the various and sundry problems of his parishioners. Also seen to good advantage is Widgren's frequent screen co-star Birgit Tengroth. Screenwriter Rune Lindstrom managed to adapt Harald Hornborg's popular novel to the screen without offending any of Hornborg's many fans. The fact that director Goesta Folke has seldom been accorded the same...more