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De förstenade basfiolerna
Sture Dahlström

The film was shot on 16mm in the town of Ystad where Sture Dahlström played one of the main characters. He also did the voice-over on the film which tells the story of how a bunch of strange men with bass fiddles suddenly float ashore and how they invade the city with their buzzing sounds. The locals, who initially are patient with the new residents, are eventually fed up. A film entirely in the surreal spirit of Dahlström.

It was filmed in the autumn of 1967, but not completed at the time. Sture then wrote the story as a short story and published it in one of his collections. The short story became the starting point for the editing of the material into a finished film. It has now been digitally scanned and restored (2023).

Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:09:00
Language Swedish
Color Color
Year 2000
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About the artist

Sture Dahlström

Sture Dahlström was a totally unique Swedish author and jazz musician and well versed in the art of living. In the 1970´s he developed his own unique upbeat, high-speed style, where the bottom line is to conquer a black and hostile world by using sex and kindness.

He travelled extensively and wrote several novels in english (CUCKOO`S PROGRESS and THE DUSTDIVER). He was very interested in film and did several experiments. THE PETRIFIED BASS FIDDLES from 1967 is his first complete film.