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Beyond (2010)
"Svinalängorna" (original title)

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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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Director: Ruben Östlund
Stars: Villmar Björkman, Linnea Cart-Lamy, Leif Edlund
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Sten Hård
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Kerstin Andersson ...
Margareta Persson
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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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Outi Mäenpää originally had no intention to actually take part in filming and attended the casting session just to meet Pernilla August in person. Mäenpää did not want to participate since she was going to get married around the time when the filming was supposed to begin. Eventually her wedding date was not changed, but the filming started a bit later. See more »

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Probably the best cinematic work on problem about alcoholism
29 December 2011 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

I saw so many movies regarding problem with alcoholism, especially focused on family issues. I however myself treated with that problem afraid to not become one (alcoholic), so I am very familiar with alcoholism and problems that it cause in life, from first hand.

Even I saw at least all of the titles about alcoholism that were published in film industry, as well all of the documentaries, I never found one that reflects that problem in reality so well.

This movie have all of the important elements showing how alcoholism influence life and what consequences it brings.

Great performances, screenplay and cinematography brings great result as a complete product that shows how alcoholism destructs family life and how terrible traumas it left on the most situations in family life , and most important, the children.

The main character of the girl in this movie follows her life with that traumas and reflections in her adult life, while her strong nature (as her father stated in one scene) keep her to survive that horror, unlike her younger brother who could not.

The spoiling would not be inappropriate here, as I recommend it for the viewers to see it.

This is not just great movie for all of us and for our families, surrounded by that silent killer (alcohol) but as a reference to medical communities that deals with alcoholism and AA and other similar social groups that needs a materials for therapy issues.

Personally I would like more constructions on some issues in this movie, but I think it is enough as there are probably no any movie title that gave so close picture to the problem about alcoholism.


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