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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. The camera grants Maria new eyes with which to see the world, and brings the charming photographer "Piff Paff Puff" into her life. Trouble ensues when Maria's alcoholic, womanizing husband, feels threatened by the young man and his wife's newfound outlook on life.
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.


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24 September 2008 (Sweden) See more »
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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  (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

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
Antony Castle .... boom operator
Christoffer Demby .... sound
Roy Fenstad .... foley artist
Eirik Ingebricson .... foley recordist
Lasse Liljeholm .... dubbing editor
Lasse Liljeholm .... sound recordist
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 Højmark .... special effects coordinator (as Hummer Høimark)
Visual Effects by
Daniel Basle .... graphics artist: Hamburg
Gregor Rok .... graphics artist: Hamburg
Jonas Schmid .... digital colorist
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
Ebba Löwenhielm Peetre .... production coordinator
Johan Nielsen .... runner
Johan Nielsen .... runner: Dalby
Peter Näslund .... production assistant
Antje Paul Leinberger .... production accountant: Hamburg (as Antje Paul)
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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131 min | Australia:106 min (short version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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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37 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
I Remember Mama: Swedish style, 26 January 2009
Author: johno-21 from United States

I recently saw this at the 2009 Palm Springs International Film Festival and it would be among my favorites of this years festival. Everlasting moments was Sweden's official entry for the 81st Academy Awards and although not nominated it did make the short list of nine and it was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Set in the port city of Malmo in Southern Sweden beginning in the year 1907 it tells the story of Maria Larsson (Maria Heiskanen) and her hard working dock worker husband Sigfrid (Mikael Persbrandt) who is abusive to Maria and battles the bottle and infidelity issues. Maria is a Finnish immigrant married to the Swedish Sigfrid and they have a rocky marriage but Sigfrid is a good provider when sober and they start a large family. Maria once won a camera in a lottery and is considering selling it when the Danish owner of a photography shop, Jesper (Sabastian Pederson) convinces her to use the camera and become an amateur photographer. It begins a long friendship between Jesper and Maria much to the chagrin of Sigfrid. The story is told in narrative by the Larsson's daughter Maja (Callin Ohrvall) as she remembers the hardships of life in early 20th century Sweden and the strengths of her mother that kept the family together. It's kind of reminiscent of the 40's film classic I Remember Mama. A wonderful story based on the remembrances of a real life Maja who lived from 1902 to 1991. From veteran director Jan Troell its a beautiful period piece with wonderful cinematography by Mischa Gaurjusjov and Troell himself. The attention to detail in reproducing the times is amazing from set designer Peter Bauman and costume designer Karen Gram. I would give this a 9.5 out of 10 and recommend it.

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