House of Angels

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House of Angels
DVD cover art
Directed by Colin Nutley
Produced by Lars Jönsson
Lars Dahlquist
Written by Colin Nutley
Starring Helena Bergström,
Rikard Wolff,
Sven Wollter,
Reine Brynolfsson,
Ernst Günther,
Viveka Seldahl
Cinematography Jens Fischer
Release date
  • 21 February 1992 (1992-02-21) (Sweden)
Running time
127 minutes
Country Sweden,
Language Swedish

House of Angels (Swedish: Änglagård) is a Swedish drama film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 21 February 1992, about a little village in Västergötland, Sweden,[1] where an aging recluse lives in a mansion on a large wooded property. One day he is accidentally killed and an unknown relative by the name of Fanny Zander inherits the mansion and land. When she and her friend Zac arrive, they turn life in the staid village upside down.

The film was screened out of competition at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival.[2] At the 28th Guldbagge Awards the film won the awards for Best Film and Best Director.[3] It was also nominated for Best Actress (Helena Bergström), Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography (Jens Fischer).[3] The film was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 65th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[4][5]

A sequel, Änglagård – andra sommaren, was produced in 1994. A second sequel, Änglagård – tredje gången gillt, was released on DVD and Blu-ray on 25 May 2011.


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  1. ^ "Änglagård (1992)" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved 2010-02-22. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: House of Angels". Archived from the original on 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  3. ^ a b "Änglagård (1992)". Swedish Film Institute. 22 March 2014. Archived from the original on 12 April 2014. 
  4. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  5. ^ "Foreign Oscar entries submitted". Variety. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 

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