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A young child's account of an idyllic summer in the 1920s, this film by Lasse Hallstrom (My Life as a Dog) features three girls and three boys on vacation in a remote rural area of Sweden. Their ages range between seven and nine and they have fun in the way that innocent kids can; they romp in the open fields and camp out in a hayloft for the night.
The boys misbehave in ways that are guaranteed to get them attention from the girls (they steal the sandwiches their mothers made for them) and the girls thoroughly enjoy their revenge, all in a game of one-upmanship. Because of the genteel tone of the film, devoid of violence or dark, scary unknowns, this film is ideally suited for a young audience. A sequel (Mer Om Oss Barn I Bullerby) followed in 1987.