Item Description
The Ballad of Joe Hill

Joe Hill aka Joel Emanuel

Starring:
Thommy Berggren, Anja Schmidt, Kelvin Malave,
Evert Anderson, Cathy Smith, Hasse Persson, David Moritz, Richard
Weber, Joel Miller, Frank Molinari, Robert Faeder, Michael Logan,
Wendy Geyer, Liska March

THE DVD COMES WITH FULL ARTWORK AND COVER

Revisionist
Western from about an idealistic Swede who arrives in America in
the start of the Twentieth Century. He attempts to rally the poor
and organise labour by making speeches and singing songs, but is
accused of murder on a trumped up charge and executed. There is
some debate about whether this was based on a true story or not,
and the glossy look of the film does not sit well with its earnest
subject matter. Still, it is all well intentioned and nicely
packaged, and the landscapes and Joan Baez' title song are
undeniably beautiful.
There are some swedish conversation without subtitle.

Brilliant story
about a swedish-american agitator Joe Hill. Thommy Berggrens
acting, and the superb script of this Widerberg Classic! Widerberg
has a certain way of making us interested in his stories. His
storytelling is a little cold and has a documentary feel over them,
However

115 minutes

Director: Bo Widerberg