The New Man (Den Nya Människan)

  • 2007
  • Sweden / Finland
  • 1h 45min
  • E
  • Directed by: Klaus Härö
  • Cast: Julia Högberg, Lo Kauppi, Ellen Mattsson
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Gertrude (Högberg), the eldest child in a large and very poor family, is locked up in a state institution to await sterilisation, enforced by the government in Sweden until 1976. But as she waits she becomes unexpectedly aware of the scale of her sacrifice. 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007'.

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