Hans Alfredson

Hans Folke "Hasse" Alfredson (28 June 1931 – 10 September 2017[1][2]) was a Swedish actor, film director, writer and comedian. He was born in Malmö, Sweden. He is known for his collaboration with Tage Danielsson as the duo Hasse & Tage. His most celebrated contribution to their brand of humorist humanism was his ability to extemporize wildly absurd comic situations, for example in the Lindeman dialogues.

Hasse Alfredson
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Hans Alfredson in 2013.
Hans Folke Alfredson

28 June 1931
Died10 September 2017 (aged 86)
Stockholm, Sweden
OccupationActor, film director, writer, comedian
Years active1948–2012
Known forHasse & Tage
Spouse(s)Gunilla Alfredson
(m. 1956)
ChildrenDaniel (born 1959)
Mats (1962–1967)
Tomas (born 1965)
Sofi (born 1968)


At the 11th Guldbagge Awards, he won the Best Director award for his 1975 film Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story.[3] His 1981 film The Simple-Minded Murderer won three awards at the 18th Guldbagge Awards[4] and was entered into the 32nd Berlin International Film Festival.[5] His 1985 film False as Water won the award for Best Director at the 21st Guldbagge Awards.[6]

Between 1992–1994, Hans Alfredson was head of the open-air museum Skansen in Stockholm. He also wrote a string of books, some intensely comic in a Monty Python style, some equally intensely tragic, some a mixture of the two.

He was the father of directors Daniel and Tomas Alfredson.

Selected works




  • 1961 – En liten bok om att bränna löv, ris, kvistar och annat avfall i ett hörn av trädgården
  • 1962 – Ernst Semmelmans minnen
  • 1963 – Gentlemannens årsbok. Kalender från Mosebacke (with Carl-Uno Sjöblom)
  • 1965 – Blommig falukorv och andra bitar för barn
  • 1966 – Gummitummen - Skizzer ur en fren dagbok
  • 1967 – Å, vilken härlig fred! (with Tage Danielsson)
  • 1967 – Rosa rummet eller Operabaren eller dylikt
  • 1968 – F. En överdriven äventyrsberättelse
  • 1968 – Varför är det så ont om Q? (for children)
  • 1975 – Ägget är löst
  • 1976 – Bästa vägen till Muckle Flugga (with Kim Meurling)
  • 1976 – Svea Hunds limerickar
  • 1979 – Den befjädrade ormen
  • 1980 – Varför stirrar ni på mina fötter? (with Stig Claesson)
  • 1980 – En ond man
  • 1981 – Tiden är ingenting
  • 1983 – Lagens långa näsa (21 crime fiction short stories)
  • 1985 – En något större bok (collection)
  • 1986 – Svenska Ord i toner (with Tage Danielsson)
  • 1986 – Jim & piraterna Blom (with Stellan Skarsgård and Stina Jofs)
  • 1986 – Vanliga palsternackan för gottegrisar året 1987 (with Povel Ramel)
  • 1990 – Nilsson & Olsson or Lämmeleffekten (stage play)
  • 1991 – När månen gick förbi (with illustrations by Per Åhlin) (for children)
  • 1992 – En yxa i nacken
  • 1992 – När Soft var barn (with illustrations by Per Åhlin)
  • 1993 – Septemberfortaellinger
  • 1994 – Avbrott
  • 1996 – Blomstervers (poems, with illustrations by Klara Alfredson)
  • 1996 – Attentatet i Pålsjö skog
  • 1998 – Varje dag en fest (with Kim Meurling) (illustrated by Per Åhlin).
  • 1999 – De döda kring Maria
  • 2001 – Nytidens slott och herresäten (with Lars Olson)
  • 2004 – Åtta glas (short story)
  • 2004 – Grus – släkten som förändrade världen (with illustrations by Per Åhlin)


  1. ^ "Hans Alfredson är död: "Gick bort lugnt och stilla"". Svenska Dagbladet (in Swedish). TT. 10 September 2017. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ Ek, Torbjörn (10 September 2017). "Hans Alfredson är död". Aftonbladet (in Swedish). Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Ägget är löst! (1975)". Swedish Film Institute. 5 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Den enfaldige mördaren (1982)". Swedish Film Institute. 9 March 2014.
  5. ^ "Berlinale: 1982 Prize Winners". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 11 November 2010.
  6. ^ "Falsk som vatten (1985)". Swedish Film Database. Retrieved 14 March 2014.

External links

18th Guldbagge Awards

The 18th Guldbagge Awards ceremony, presented by the Swedish Film Institute, honored the best Swedish films of 1981 and 1982, and took place on 10 October 1982. The Simple-Minded Murderer directed by Hans Alfredson was presented with the award for Best Film.

Docking the Boat

Docking the Boat (Swedish: Att angöra en brygga, or sometimes: To Go Ashore) is a Swedish dark comedy film from 1965 directed by Tage Danielsson. The film stars Gösta Ekman, Monica Zetterlund, Hans Alfredson, Lars Ekborg and Birgitta Andersson. Monica Zetterlund also performed the theme song.

Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story

Egg! Egg! A Hardboiled Story (Swedish: Ägget är löst!, alternative title The Softening of the Egg) is a 1975 Swedish black comedy film directed by Hans Alfredson, starring Gösta Ekman, Max von Sydow and Birgitta Andersson. Alfredson won the award for Best Director at the 11th Guldbagge Awards.

False as Water

False as Water (Swedish: Falsk som vatten) is a 1985 Swedish drama film directed by Hans Alfredson. Alfredson won the award for Best Director and Malin Ek won the award for Best Actress at the 21st Guldbagge Awards.

Guldbagge Honorary Award

The Guldbagge Honorary Award, instituted in 2000 for the 36th Guldbagge Awards, is a Lifetime achievement Award presented annually by the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) as part of the Guldbagge Awards (Swedish: "Guldbaggen") to people working in the Swedish motion picture industry.

Jerusalem (1996 film)

Jerusalem is a film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 6 September 1996, directed by Bille August, based on the two-part novel Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf. The film, also a broadcast as a TV-series, was a Scandinavian co-production headed by Svensk Filmindustri. The film was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 69th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.The novel and the film were inspired by real events from the end of the 19th century, a time when many people left Europe to find a better life abroad. The story revolves around a number of struggling families from northern Sweden who share a strong Christian belief in the impending end of the world. After a long journey, these families choose to settle on the outskirts of Jerusalem, where they take up farming and build a new future, waiting for Judgement Day. A series of claimed visions only add to the difficulty of life in their adopted country, and with growing hardship and the loss of family members, some in the group decide to return to Sweden, while others stay.

The cast includes Ulf Friberg, Sven-Bertil Taube, Maria Bonnevie, Pernilla August, Max von Sydow, Reine Brynolfsson, Lena Endre, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Nyqvist, Mona Malm, Sven Wollter, Hans Alfredson, Viveka Seldahl and Johan Rabaeus.


Jim or JIM may refer to:

Jim, a diminutive form of the given name James

Jim, a short form of the given name Jimmy

OPCW-UN Joint Investigative Mechanism

Jim (comics), a series by Jim Woodring

Jim (album), by soul artist Jamie Lidell

Jim (Huckleberry Finn), a character in Mark Twain's novel

Jim (TV channel), in Finland

JIM (Flemish TV channel)

JIM suit, for atmospheric diving

Jim River, in North and South Dakota, United States

Jim, the nickname of Yelkanum Seclamatan (died April 1911), Native American chief

Journal of Internal Medicine

Juan Ignacio Martínez (born 1964), Spanish footballer, commonly known as JIM

Jim (horse), milk wagon horse used to produce serum containing diphtheria antitoxin

"Jim" (song), a 1941 song.

Jim (Medal of Honor recipient)

Lena Nyman

Anna Lena Elisabet Nyman (23 May 1944 – 4 February 2011) was a Swedish film and stage actress.

Having had her first film roles in 1955, Nyman had a role in Vilgot Sjöman's 491 (1964) and got her breakthrough in his I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967), where she, in pseudo-documentary fashion, played a character of the same name as herself, and its sequel I Am Curious (Blue) (1968). She later participated in many of the films and stage productions of Hans Alfredson and Tage Danielsson, such as Release the Prisoners to Spring (1975) and The Adventures of Picasso (1978). Nyman co-starred with Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann in Ingmar Bergman's Autumn Sonata (1978).

In 2004, Nyman received the royal medal Litteris et Artibus, and in 2006 she was the recipient of the Eugene O'Neill Award.Nyman died on 4 February 2011, aged 66, after a long battle with several illnesses including cancer, COPD and Guillain–Barré syndrome.

Out of an Old Man's Head

Out of an Old Man's Head (Swedish: I huvet på en gammal gubbe) is a 1968 Swedish film directed by Per Åhlin and Tage Danielsson, starring Hans Alfredson as an old man remembering his past. Partly a black comedy, the film was released around the same time as the urban renewal of the Klara quarters in Stockholm, and could be seen as a comment both on the demolishing of the old buildings and on the welfare state in general.

Out of the total running time of 77 minutes, about 50 minutes are animated. It is considered to be the first Swedish animated feature film, although the first one that was fully animated was Agaton Sax and the Bykoebing Village Festival.


Stimulantia is a 1967 Swedish anthology film directed by Hans Abramson, Hans Alfredson, Arne Arnbom, Tage Danielsson, Lars Görling, Ingmar Bergman, Jörn Donner, Gustaf Molander, and Vilgot Sjöman.

Tage Danielsson

Tage Danielsson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈtɑːɡɛ ²dɑːnɪ.ɛlˌsɔn]; 5 February 1928 – 13 October 1985) was a Swedish author, actor, poet and film director. He is best known for his collaboration with Hans Alfredson in the comedy duo Hasse & Tage.

The Adventures of Picasso

The Adventures of Picasso (Swedish: Picassos äventyr) is a 1978 Swedish comedy film directed by Tage Danielsson, starring Gösta Ekman, as the famous painter. The film had the tag-line Tusen kärleksfulla lögner av Hans Alfredson och Tage Danielsson (A thousand loving lies by Hans Alfredson and Tage Danielsson). At the 14th Guldbagge Awards the film won the award for Best Film.The film uses ten languages: Spanish, French, Swedish, German, Finnish, Italian, English, Russian, Norwegian and Latin. Most of these words are very simple (agua, water), sometimes meaning something different from what they seem (Don Jose's military rank, Hauptbahnhof, which means "central rail station" in German) and other times just being complete nonsense.

The Simple-Minded Murderer

The Simple-Minded Murderer (Swedish: Den enfaldige mördaren) is a Swedish drama film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 12 February 1982, directed by Hans Alfredson, starring Stellan Skarsgård, as the feeble-minded Sven Olsson.

Films directed by Hans Alfredson

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