Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In this grim drama, a boy (Sven Wolter) grows up in the snowy wilds of northern Sweden amid a dour family. His father is a forester, and his mother and father make wooden dolls which they sell to supplement their income. To relieve the tedium of their unvarying existence, the boy occasionally resorts to pranks, which his father responds to in a completely humorless manner, accusing the boy of intending to cause harm. His father's stony lack of understanding provokes the boy to real acts of violence, until one day he runs away. Eventually, as an adult man with children of his own, he returns for a visit.