About the film
child kidnapping glass blowing 19th century
The Glass-Blower's Children
Release Date: February 27, 1998
|Production Companies||:||Audiovisuellt Produksjonsfond, Birkeland Film Company, Eurimages, Mutter Media, Nordic Screen Production AS, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Orrefors, Spice, Svenska Filminstitutet, TV 1000 Sverige, Zentropa Entertainments|
|Writers||:||Anders Grönros, Maria Gripe|
Based on the novel by Maria Gripe, this is the story of two children, Klas and Klara, growing up in the poor Swedish countryside of the mid-19th century. Their father Albert is a glass-blower, famous for his beautiful vases, but still unable to earn enough money for his wife Sofia and the children. At a spring fair a distinguished gentleman arrives and buys all of Albert's glassware. After this nothing will be the same again. Klas and Klara are kidnapped and taken to a strange castle...