Release the Prisoners to Spring

Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975)

Genres - Comedy, Crime, Family  |   Sub-Genres - Prison Film  |   Release Date - Dec 6, 1975  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |  
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Release the Prisoners to Spring (Swedish: Släpp fångarne loss, det är vår!) is a 1975 Swedish comedy film directed by Tage Danielsson. At the 12th Guldbagge Awards the film won the awards for Best Film and Best Actress (Margaretha Krook).

The film stars Ernst-Hugo Järegård as the prisoner Harald Hansson, a break-in expert, who one day meets Frida and her friend and learns how to bake cookies. Perhaps a career change is worth to take in consideration? Especially when he falls in love with the daughter of a city judge, Flora...

The film is a cult comedy by Hasseåtage. Memorable scenes in the film are the car chase with Järegård, the musical show number in the cell performed by Jan Malmsjö and the show number carried out simultaneously in the exercise yard by Järegård, Malmsjö and Urban Sahlin; and practically every scene with Ekman as the wacky prison governor.

The film was meant to comment on the criminal system and view of criminals in society (both in Sweden and worldwide).

Movie Info


Järegård, Prison


Filming Location: Djurgården, Drottningholm Palace, Långholmen Prison, Stockholm City Centre
Narrative Location: Sweden

Alternate Titles

Let the Prisoners Go for It's Spring
Päästäkää vangit irti - on kevät!
Släpp fångarne loss - det är vår!
Släpp fångarne loss, det är vår!
Slip fangerne løs, det er forår!
Slipp fangene fri - Det er vår
Uwolnijcie więźniów, jest wiosna!