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Stefan Jarl (born 18 March 1941) is a Swedish film director best known for his documentaries. He made the Mods Trilogy, three films which follow a group of alienated people in Stockholm from the 1960s to the 1990s, They Call Us Misfits (1968), A Respectable Life (1979) and Det sociala arvet (1993). A Respectable Life won the 1979 Guldbagge Awards for Best Film and Best Director.[1] Jarl also wrote and directed Jag är din krigare (1997), and directed Terrorists: The Kids They Sentenced (2003), The Girl From Auschwitz (2005), and Submission (2010), a documentary about the "chemical burden" of synthetics and plastics carried by people born after World War II.

Stefan Jarl
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Stefan Jarl in 2013.
Born (1941-03-18) 18 March 1941 (age 78)
Skara, Sweden
OccupationFilm director
Years active1965-present
Spouse(s)Anette Lykke Lundberg

At the 25th Guldbagge Awards in 1990 he won the Creative Achievement award.[2]

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ "Ett anständigt liv (1979): Awards". Swedish Film Database. Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
  2. ^ "Stefan Jarl". Swedish Film Institute. 16 March 2014.

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