By chance Erik meets Viivi, an Estonian violinist playing in the Stockholm subway. They start an intense romance. Erik's mother dislikes the relationship, not having forgotten her escape ... See full summary »
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Viivi
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Erik
Aarne Üksküla ...
Toomas Mägi
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Karin
Oyana Lugn-Rodriguez ...
Sara
Anders Loguin ...
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Elina Reinold ...
Marju
Ülle Kaljuste ...
Piret
Ada Lundver ...
Woman at the Archive
Ida Teppo ...
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Per Mattsson ...
Roland
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Håkan
Kjell Höglund ...
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Liliana Mejía ...
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Svetlana Rodina ...
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By chance Erik meets Viivi, an Estonian violinist playing in the Stockholm subway. They start an intense romance. Erik's mother dislikes the relationship, not having forgotten her escape from Estonia during the war. She reveals facts from the past and Erik finds out that his Swedish father adopted him. His real father was an Estonian nazi. Viivi has grown up in communist Estonia where her father was a party member and worked for the KGB. Upset by Erik's mothers reaction Viivi returns to Estonia. Erik decides to follow and learn more about his real father and his Estonian family. Erik and Viivi's love is put to the test when they meet again. Their fathers were childhood friends, but fought on opposite sides in the war. Will the past destroy the future of Erik and Viivi? Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@boras.mail.telia.com>

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En brinnande kärlekshistoria...

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28 August 1998 (Sweden)  »

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True Moments  »

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In love and war...
23 July 2008 | by (Tornio, Finland) – See all my reviews

...nothing is fair. The film Sanna ögonblick starts out innocently enough at a funeral where a middle aged Swedish man, Erik, meets a middle aged Estonian woman, Viivi. It is pretty much love at first sight, but Erik's Estonian born mother, upon finding out that Viivi is the daughter of someone she knew back in Estonia during the war, does not want to have anything to do with her.

By chance Erik and Viivi meet again and their love blossoms, only to find itself in dire straits as soon as Erik's mother finds out. The story follows the ups and downs of the relationship. Will love triumph over the phantoms of the past? This film is a tale of two cities, Stockholm, capital of Sweden, and Tallin, capital of Estonia, which form the colourful decor of this love story that spans the seasons. It is a thorough production with character actors from the old Bergman school. Lena Endre in particular is perfect as Viivi and overshadows at times Krister Henriksson's quite decent portrayal of Erik. One of the better Swedish films of the 1990s.


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