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Så vit som en snö (2001)

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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Elsa Andersson
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Robert Friedman
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Sven Andersson
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Erik Magnusson
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Stine
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Lars Andersson
Hans Pålsson ...
Felix Hansson
Antti Reini ...
Koivunen
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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)  »

Also Known As:

As White as in Snow  »

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SEK 30,000,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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Parts of the film, notably the scenes at the Berlin Film Studio and the scene were Elsa is having here picture taken, are shot at old Svenska Biografteaterns filmstudio in Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden (built in 1908). The old studio is part of Filmmuseum today. See more »

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Beväringsvals från Backamo
Composed by David Hellstrom (as David Hellström) (1912)
Lyrics written by Göran Svenning
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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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