Inspired by real-life Elsa Andersson, this mostly fictional movie tells the story of her upbringing as a farmer's daughter, in the early 1900s, who dreams of getting away from the farm and becoming an aviatrix.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Amanda Ooms ...
Elsa Andersson
Rikard Wolff ...
Robert Friedman
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Sven Andersson
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Erik Magnusson
Stina Ekblad ...
Stine
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Lars Andersson
Hans Pålsson ...
Felix Hansson
Antti Reini ...
Koivunen
Reine Brynolfsson ...
Enoch Thulin
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Merja
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Hermann Vogel
Alexander Bergman ...
Lars (7 Years)
Håkan Berlin ...
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Julia Calvo-Andreasson ...
Elsa (8 years)
Ulf Clarén ...
County Police Commissioner
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Inspired by real-life Elsa Andersson, this mostly fictional movie tells the story of her upbringing as a farmer's daughter, in the early 1900s, who dreams of getting away from the farm and becoming an aviatrix.

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16 February 2001 (Sweden)  »

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As White as in Snow  »

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SEK 30,000,000 (estimated)
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The character Felix Hansson was named Pål Hansson in the novel. The name was inspired by Hans Pålsson, a famous pianist and friend of Jacques Werup. When Pålsson got cast in the movie, the character's name was changed. See more »

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Admiration for Amanda and her skillful work.
27 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

Excellent light and close ups.Beautiful nature.Nice tempo. Good actors.Perhaps the film ought to be shortened by a few minutes regarding the Berlin part of the story. All together i think its an excellent film.


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