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Beyond (2010)

Svinalängorna (original title)
A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aili Moilanen
Kimmo Moilanen
Junior Blad ...
Sakari Moilanen
Alpha Blad ...
Selma Cuba ...
Minna Haapkylä ...
Håkan Bengtsson ...
Julia Öhrström-Jönsson ...
Rasmus Troedsson ...
Sten Hård
Karin Ronnle Svensson ...
Bengt Brink


A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

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It's never too late to reconcile.




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Release Date:

10 December 2010 (Sweden)  »

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Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Tehilla Blad and Junior Blad plays siblings in the film and are siblings in real life. Mid sister Alpha Blad is also in the film as the main character Leena's (Noomi Rapace/Tehilla Blad) child Marja. See more »

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Swedish actress Ms.Pernilla August makes her début with a nice family film about mother/daughter relationship !!!!
24 April 2013 | by (Paris,France) – See all my reviews

Films about mother/daughter relationships have always been popular with audiences as they enable a close assessment of ideas,opinions and sentiments with which most mothers and their daughters can be identified.As a film which belongs to "mother/daughter relationship" genre,Svinalängorna/ Beyond shows how the lives of a mother and her daughter are destroyed when alcohol wreaks havoc on their close-knit family.The audiences get to see how in a family with recurring scenes of husband/wife conflict, children suffer enormously as their childhood is annihilated.This film is based on a book written by author Susanna Alakoski who also tackles the plight of ordinary Finnish people in Sweden.Young Swedish actress Tehilla Blad is a joy to watch as the success of the entire film rests on her acting talent.Pernilla August,one of Swedish cinema's leading actresses makes her feature film début with this film which she jointly wrote with Lolita Ray.The influence of her mentor Swedish cinema maestro Ingmar Bergman can easily be discerned in all family scenes wherein efforts have been made to allow victims to express their opinions clear and loud.

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