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Elina - Som om jag inte fanns (2002)

In rural Sweden of the early 1950s, little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that has killed her father a few years earlier. Elina's family ... See full summary »

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13 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview:
... Elina
... Tora Holm
Marjaana Maijala ... Marta
... Einar Björk
Tind Soneby ... Irma
... Doctor
Jarl Lindblad ... Veikko Niemi
Sara Arnia ... Sara
Peter Rogers ... Anton
Carolina Berggren ... Anna
Amanda Andersson ... Kerttu
Zorro Svärdendahl ... Isak
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In rural Sweden of the early 1950s, little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that has killed her father a few years earlier. Elina's family belongs to Finnish-speaking Finns frowned upon by a staunch schoolmistress who starts hounding Elina for questioning her authority. Elina's mother, sister, and a liberal young male teacher all try to mediate the ensuing battle of wills between Elina and Miss Holm. Elina finds consolation in wandering out on the dangerous marshlands to have imaginary conversations with her dead father. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Drama | Family

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31 January 2003 (Sweden)  »

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Elina  »

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SEK 15,450,000 (estimated)
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The film was chosen as the Finnish candidate for the foreign Oscar award, but it was unable to compete for the Finnish Jussi awards, because it was determined to be more Swedish than Finnish film (52% vs. 48%). See more »

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Great film

I am used to action movies and to movies about the power of vengeance. This is a movie about the power of forgiveness. Everyone should see it.

It is photographed in northern Sweden in a very beautiful landscape. The actors, especially the little girl protagonist, are just great.


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