Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Ake and His World is a long, lyrical study of a Swedish country doctor of the 1930s. Ake is the doctor's six year old son, from whose point of view this film is told. Ake watches in innocent bemusement as his busy father weighs life and death issues on a daily basis. It's possible that this Swedish film bore a little influence on the 1991 American comedy My Girl (91), in which the young heroine's father is a mortician. Allan Edwall both wrote and directed this film, which was released in its native country as Ake og hans värld.
boy, child, childhood, coming-of-age, fantasy, imagination, innocence, killing, life, parent, reality, sexual-awakening, sexual-fantasy, struggle, torment