The year is 1936 and Anders is a young man who dreams of being an author. But he does not have the best conditions. The film depicts one of Malmö's poorest neighborhoods, Korpen, where Anders lives with his alcoholic father and with a mother struggling to support the family. The future does not look bright, but then a letter from Stockholm arrives. Raven’s End was nominated for both an Oscar for best foreign film and a Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It won the Chaplin Prize in 1963 and just over 30 years later it was voted the best Swedish film ever in a vote of Swedish film experts in Nöjesguiden.