Raven's End


1h 40m 1970

Brief Synopsis

A young wanna-be novelist yearns to escape the urban slum he where he lives with his alcoholic father and washerwoman mother.

Film Details

Also Known As
Kvarteret Korpen
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 May 1970
Production Company
Europa Film
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films
Country
Sweden
Location
Malmo, Sweden

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

In 1936, Anders works in a factory in Malmö and dreams of becoming a writer. He lives with his parents in a small apartment in Raven's End, a poor section of the city. Anders' father is an alcoholic ne'er-do-well whose desire for an upper-class life prevents him from accepting working-class employment; his mother, a washerwoman, works incessantly to earn money to support their meager existence. Anders' first book is rejected for publication, though he is offered encouragement by a publisher, and he despondently turns to the girl next door for consolation. When she becomes pregnant and expects Anders to marry her, he realizes that he is about to become trapped in Raven's End, and he and a friend set out in search of a better life in Stockholm.

Film Details

Also Known As
Kvarteret Korpen
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
New York opening: 21 May 1970
Production Company
Europa Film
Distribution Company
New Yorker Films
Country
Sweden
Location
Malmo, Sweden

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Award Nominations

Best Foreign Language Film

1964

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Notes

Released in Sweden in December 1963 as Kvarteret Korpen.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1964

Released in United States September 9, 1965

Released in United States 1988

Shown at New York Film Festival September 9, 1965.

Shown at Washington DC International Film Festival April 20- May 1, 1988.

Released in United States 1964

Released in United States September 9, 1965 (Shown at New York Film Festival September 9, 1965.)

Released in United States 1988 (Shown at Washington DC International Film Festival April 20- May 1, 1988.)