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Cologne, Germany – The 1940s period drama Simon And The Oaks from director Lisa Ohlin has received a record 13 nominations for Sweden's Guldbagge Awards, the local equivalent of the Oscars. The coming-of-age tale, based on the bestselling novel by Marianne Fredriksson, is set in rural Sweden in the 1940s and tells the story of Simon, a bookish boy from a working class family who befriends Erik, a Jewish boy whose family fled Nazi Germany. Simon and the Oaks picked up Guldbagge noms in virtually every category, including best film, best director and best actress for Helen Sjoholm.

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