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Simon & the Oaks (2011)
"Simon och ekarna" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  9 December 2011 (Sweden)
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Two boys come of age in Sweden during World War II.

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Helen Sjöholm ...
Karin Larsson, Simon's mother
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Ruben Lentov, Isak's father
Stefan Gödicke ...
Erik Larsson, Simon's father
Karl Linnertorp ...
Jonatan S. Wächter ...
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Klara
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Iza
Josefin Neldén ...
Mona
Lena Nylén ...
Olga Lentov, Isak's mother
Cecilia Nilsson ...
Inga, Erik's cousin
Jan-Erik Emretsson ...
Neighbour Klas
Pär Brundin ...
Neighbour Åke
Frederik Nilsson ...
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Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from Germany. After WWII Simon travels to explore his roots - a journey that leads to the basic mysteries of the human life. After the bestselling novel by Marianne Fredriksson. Written by Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv

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$9,964 (USA) (12 October 2012)

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$150,109 (USA) (16 November 2012)
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World War II the Swedish way
23 January 2012 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Two boys meet at school in Gothenburg 1939. They become friends. One is a Jew and one is supposed not to be. One is upper middle class and one comes from a working class background.

Quite much is foreseeable here, but the greatest problem is the acting. Not that it's disastrous or even bad during the circumstances, but there are plenty of anachronisms here. From the laboring father, who is something out of the 60s, more than 1939. To the boys, who have a way of staring into the camera, which is common-piece in every Swedish movie, which tries to portrait harsh times. Especially if it's the 40s. "Something is going on inside that boy". The problem is that we know exactly what, when he has those eyes.

That is disturbing and takes quality out of this film.


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