Sagolandet (1988)

Run Time - 184 min.  |   Countries - Sweden   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This documentary consists of interviews and footage of numerous citizens of Sweden (including the filmmaker himself) and is an attempt to assess the condition of the country. Judging by the documentary, it is an over-regulated place suffering from a stultifying conformity and the sense that technological advancement is somehow more important than the people it affects. Despite the film's clear presentation of this point of view, it is never preachy or dull and makes its case through the cumulative effect of what is screened. Like Japan, the country is shown to actively thwart imaginative innovation.