The Boy in the Tree

The Boy in the Tree (Swedish: Pojken i trädet) is a 1961 Swedish drama film written and directed by Arne Sucksdorff, starring Tomas Bolme, Anders Henrikson, Heinz Hopf and Björn Gustafson. It tells the story of a troubled 16-year-old boy who seeks liberation in nature and teams up with two poachers.

The Boy in the Tree
Directed byArne Sucksdorff
Produced byRune Waldekranz
Written byArne Sucksdorff
StarringTomas Bolme
Anders Henrikson
Heinz Hopf
Björn Gustafson
Music byQuincy Jones
CinematographyGunnar Fischer
Edited byArne Sucksdorff
Eric Nordemar
Release date
  • 25 September 1961 (1961-09-25)
Running time
86 minutes



The film was released in Swedish cinemas on 25 September 1961.[1]


  1. ^ "The Boy in the Tree (1961)". Swedish Film Database. Swedish Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-10-06.