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Everlasting Moments (2008) More at IMDbPro »Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (original title)

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Everlasting Moments -- Sweden, early 1900s. In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.
Everlasting Moments -- Clip: Kisses
Everlasting Moments -- Clip: Seeing
Everlasting Moments -- Clip: The butterfly
Everlasting Moments -- Clip: A bit of the belt

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Director:
Writers:
Niklas Rådström (screenplay)
Jan Troell (story)
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Release Date:
24 September 2008 (Sweden) See more »
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Plot:
In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Maria Heiskanen ... Maria Larsson

Mikael Persbrandt ... Sigfrid Larsson

Jesper Christensen ... Sebastian Pedersen

Callin Öhrvall ... Maja Larsson (age 15-22)
Nellie Almgren ... Maja Larsson (age 8-10)
Birte Heribertsson ... Maja Larsson (narration) / Aunt Tora
Ghita Nørby ... Miss Fagerdal
Amanda Ooms ... Matilda
Emil Jensen ... Englund
Claire Wikholm ... Grandmother Karna
Ann Petrén ... Ida
Antti Reini ... Finnish Sea Captain
Annika Lundgren ... Miss Öst
Maria Lundqvist ... Miss Petrén
Hans Henrik Clemensen ... Mr. Fagerdal

Johanna Troell ... Margareta
Rune Bergman ... Maria's Father
Hans Alfredson ... Prison Guard
Charles Wojnicki ... Ville Larsson (age 7-9)
Henrik Persson ... Ville Larsson (age 14-21)
Tindra Cederved ... Stina Larsson (age 5-7)
Sigrid Hemer Nordenhake ... Stina Larsson (age 12-19)
Noah Stenberg ... Sven Larsson (age 3-5)
John Eskilsson ... Sven Larsson (age 10-12)
Max Eskilsson ... Sven Larsson (age 14-17)
Lydia Molin ... Anna Larsson (age 5-6)
Tova Dahan ... Anna Larsson (age 8-9)

Julia Ragnarsson ... Anna Larsson (age 12)
Oskar Carlqvist ... Elon Larsson (age 0)
Milo Sundgren Ekberg ... Elon Larsson (age 1)
Lukas Karlsson ... Elon Larsson (age 2)
Alex Reingoldt ... Elon Larsson (age 4-5)
Andreas Ahlm ... Elon Larsson (age 7)
Pascal Ortega Vemming ... Erik Larsson (age 2)
Emil Dämhagen ... Erik Larsson (age 5)
Jonathan Mårtensson ... Kalle
Zenna Fiscella ... Ingeborg
Karl Hultén ... Gunnar Larsson (age 7-9)
Karl Linnertorp ... Gunnar Larsson (age 14-21)
Boel Larsson ... Kalle's Mother
Livia Millhagen ... Ingeborg's Mother
Maria Kulle ... Aunt Anna
Åsa Söderling ... Lady receiving treatment
Sanna Persson ... Månselotta
Michael Segerström ... Landlord
Kenneth Milldoff ... Pidder

Richard Ulfsäter ... Mr. Grevelius
Pierre Lindstedt ... Worker #1
Rolf Lydahl ... Worker #2
Eddie Axberg ... Worker #3
Christian Fex ... Police
Linus Nilsson ... Worker #4
Jan Lerning ... Truck Driver
Martin Ersgård ... Officer
Anneli Martini ... Lodge lady
Berto Marklund ... Berto Marklunda
Petra Quist ... Violin (dance floor)
Inge Pettersson ... Guitar (dance floor)
Lars Blomgren ... Clarinet - Dance floor
Mattias Lundgren ... Accordion - Beach
Annika Silwen ... Clarinet - Beach
Anna Larsson ... Fiddle (beach)
Isabella Gottberg ... Violin - Lodge party
Ida Bo-Sturesdotter Eriksson ... Piano - Lodge Party
Alexander Andresson ... Clarinet - Lodge party
Staffan Lahti ... Drums (lodge party)
Gunilla Irberer ... Female pianist
Josefin Granqvist ... Lodge lass
Alexander Kathy ... Anton Nilsson
Christer Kyréus ... Fin herre
Elena Alexandrova ... Fru Pedersen
Erika Ekman ... Lilla Elsa
Lukas Wägbo ... Algot Rosberg
Michael Odhag ... Kvist
Rakel Benér ... Hilma
Sune Hagström ... Wagoner
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rolf Jarl ... Farmhand
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Directed by
Jan Troell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Niklas Rådström  screenplay
Jan Troell  story
Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell  story
Maja Öman  memoirs

Produced by
Sigve Endresen .... co-producer
Christof Groos .... co-producer
Tero Kaukomaa .... producer
Christer Nilson .... producer
Ute Schneider .... co-producer
Bella Seward .... line producer
Thomas Stenderup .... producer
Per-Erik Svensson .... co-producer
Signe Byrge Sørensen .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Matti Bye 
 
Cinematography by
Mischa Gavrjusjov 
Jan Troell 
 
Film Editing by
Nils Pagh Andersen  (as Niels Pagh Andersen)
Jan Troell 
 
Casting by
Anja Schmidt 
 
Production Design by
Peter Bävman 
 
Costume Design by
Karen Fabritius Gram  (as Karen Gram)
Katja Watkins 
 
Makeup Department
Tira Blixt .... makeup artist: Luleå
Jan Kindahl .... makeup artist (as Janne Kindahl)
Karen Knudsen .... assistant makeup artist: Hamburg
Jessica Svensson .... makeup artist: Luleå
Agneta von Gegerfelt .... makeup artist: Skåne
Charlotte Wolke .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Martin Ersgård .... production manager
Uwe Helbich .... assistant production manager: Germany
Ole Nygaard Lerche .... assistant production manager
Johan Nielsen .... assistant unit manager
Anja Seibert .... production manager: Hamburg
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sara Borgström .... second assistant director (as Sara P. Borgström)
Antony Castle .... first assistant director
Susanne Falck .... assistant director
Oliver Lazarevski .... second assistant director
Melanie Mederlind .... third assistant director
Ulrika Rang .... second assistant director
Märta Söderlund .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Daniel Ahlbäck .... assistant property master
Anna Alaeddine .... property master: Hamburg
Peter Bävman .... set designer
Lena P. Cederlund .... assistant props (as Lena Pettersson Cederlund)
Peter Edfast .... construction coordinator: Luleå (as Peder Edfast)
Thommy Engman .... carpenter (as Tommy Engman)
Karl-Adrian Holmqvist .... painter
Olof Larson .... carpenter (as Olof Larsson)
Berit Liminga .... painter
Stephan Malmberg .... construction coordinator
Hans Erik Olsen .... painter
Ola Sandell .... carpenter
Thorkil Slebsager .... property master
Daniel Stevic .... carpenter
Caroline Størmer .... set dresser
Elisabeth von Koch .... props
Maria Wiggefors .... carpenter
Lotta Wihl .... props
 
Sound Department
Eddie Axberg .... sound
Christoffer Demby .... sound
Roy Fenstad .... foley artist
Eirik Ingebricson .... foley recordist
Lars Liljeholm .... dubbing editor (as Lasse Liljeholm)
Lars Liljeholm .... sound recordist (as Lasse Liljeholm)
Lars C. Lundberg .... sound editor
Lars C. Lundberg .... sound (as Lars Lundberg)
Camilla Mauritzson Skjaerbaek .... dialogue editor
Olle Tannergård .... supervising sound editor
Gisle Tveito .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Hummer Høimark .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Daniel Basle .... graphics artist: Hamburg
Gregor Rok .... graphics artist: Hamburg
Jonas Schmid .... digital colorist
 
Stunts
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tao Ahler .... first assistant camera: second unit
Thomas Bekker .... electrician: second unit
Søren Berthelin .... first assistant camera
Jakob Bonfils .... steadicam operator
Stefan Bräsen .... lighting technician: Hamburg
Jens Dittmar .... additional assistant camera: Hamburg
Johannes Ferm .... assistant electrician
Thomas Frantzén .... first assistant camera: second unit
Sidsel Hansen .... assistant electrician: second unit
Knut Haraldsen .... electrician
Marianne Hougen-Moraga .... assistant electrician: second unit
Kent Högberg .... electrician
Nisse Johansson .... grip
Set Jonasson .... electrician
Phil Krovoza .... grip: Hamburg (as Phil Krovoza)
Nille Leander .... still photographer
Ole Nygaard Lerche .... video assist
Henrik Lyngbo .... first assistant camera: second unit
Aslak Lytthans .... electrician: second unit
Mihkel Soe .... assistant grip
Katrín Björk Sævarsdóttir .... clapper loader (as Katrín Björk)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lotta Asker .... assistant seamstress: Luleå
Sigge Avander .... costume assistant
Molly Björkman .... assistant seamstress: Dalby
Gabriella Ekman .... costume assistant (as Bella Ekman)
Sanna Ekström Forsberg .... seamstress
Madeleine Mederlind .... assistant seamstress: Luleå
Leif Persson .... assistant seamstress: Dalby
 
Editorial Department
Svenne Friis .... assistant editor
Karsten Karlsson .... assistant editor
Ulrika Rang .... assistant editor
Ulf Södergren .... assistant editor
Mistre Testaye .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Matti Bye .... musician: piano and glockenspiel
Janne Hansson .... music recordist
Kristian Holmgren .... music editor
Claus Kilpatrick .... music consultant
 
Transportation Department
Armin Hundertmark .... production driver
Hilda Lorentzon .... driver
Jesper Sandqvist .... production driver
 
Other crew
Petter Alatalo .... runner: Luleå
Jan Erik Andersson .... animal wrangler
Emma Esberg .... runner: Luleå
Susanne Falck .... script supervisor
Jakob Fors .... production assistant
Katja Härkönen .... press and media: Norrbotten
Emma Karlsson .... runner
Anne Köhncke .... production secretary
Lena Lahti .... production assistant
Martin Lang .... production assistant
Hilda Lorentzon .... runner
Lena Lundt .... production secretary
Hans Lönnerheden .... completion guarantor
Johan Nielsen .... runner
Johan Nielsen .... runner: Dalby
Peter Näslund .... production assistant
Antje Paul Leinberger .... production accountant: Hamburg (as Antje Paul)
Ebba Löwenhielm Peetre .... production coordinator
Merja Ritola .... assistant to producer: Tero Kaukomaa
Jesper Sandqvist .... runner: Dalby
Angela Schlösser .... assistant to producers: Hamburg
Fredrik Sidevärn .... location manager
Märta Söderlund .... production assistant
Berit Tilly .... film commissioner
China Åhlander .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick" - Sweden (original title)
"Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
131 min | Australia:106 min (short version)
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Trivia:
Sweden's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009) (TV).See more »
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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Enraptured, 15 March 2009
Author: Michael Fargo from San Francisco

I was reluctant to see Jan Troell's film for fear it might not be worthy of the experience of seeing his "The Emigrants"/"The New Land." Ordinarily, I'd rush to see something by any good director, but those two films were of such distinction, I hesitated.

Many of the same issues in "The Emigrants"/"The New Land" are here but we have it from the point of view of an artist and this film concentrates less on the art itself than the reason the artist needs to do it. It's a slight shift in focus than we usually get in biographies of artists, but it made this film something that's truer than, say, seeing Ed Harris ape Jackson Pollack dripping paint.

The rise of the middle class, WWI, labor unions, the demise of feudal monarchy, alcoholism, abortion, disability, codependency, feminism, and most importantly how industrial technology released the poor from dire existence to the opportunity (and leisure) of making art...and why that was important.

It's an ambitious film that feels as light as a shadow. While there is quite a bit of dialog, there's never any explanation despite extensive voice-over by a daughter of the subject of the film. We're shown why this woman needs to take photographs, and how she's introduced to it and the changes it brings lifts us up to the ecstasy she feels.

The circumstances of her marriage which is the primary focus of her suffering Troell renders with great sensitivity and understanding. The fact that the abusive husband, Mikael Persbrandt, almost steals the film is a testament to the compassion of the filmmaker.

But its the central character's actress, Maria Heiskanen, who takes a role that could have been maudlin and infuses it with a ferocious passion that stays in one's memory. No director could have wished for more in this performance.

Filmed in 16mm then transferred to 35mm, the passion of the main character for making images is clearly the director's own. One (of many) moments is so exquisite and complete: The lead character doesn't understand how photographs are made, and when she's shown with the image of a butterfly projected on her open hand, we're as astonished as she is.

That image is used again near the end of the film in a way that's masterful. I don't know if this movie is as good as "The Emigrants/New Land," but its worthy of the director who made that monumental work.

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