The Freethinker

by Peter Watkins 4h36min Sweden 1994
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The Freethinker
by Peter Watkins

A 274-minute documentary portrait of the life of playwright August Strindberg. The topic of the movie is inextricable from its method of production: for two years, beginning in 1992, Watkins created the film in a communal collaboration.

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[ MP4 SD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Anders Mattsson : August Strindberg
  • Lena Settervall : Siri von Essen
  • And with: Roland Borgström, Ingela Berger, Torsten Föllinger, Yasmine Garbi


  • Director Peter Watkins
  • Scenario Peter Watkins, Hedvig Blidberg, Charlie Kristiansson, Niklas Westergren
  • Production Compagny Arbetarnas Bildningsförbund (ABF), Konstnärsnämnden, Nordens Biskops Arnö folkhögskola, Svenska Filminstitutet (SFI)
  • Distributor Doriane Films

Technical information

  • Production1994
  • Release date for France09/03/1994
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageSwedish
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