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During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. From the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I Wasn't There (2002)), "Mother of Mine" tackles that painful patch of history in a tale of 9-year-old Eero, a child who increasingly feels abandoned by his biological Finnish mother and yet not attached to his Swedish surrogate mom. When he is returned to Finland, his confusion intensifies.Written by
It gathers all the ingredients that make you want to flood your eyes off
If not the best, surely one of the best movies ever made. During the second world war a boy is being evacuated from Finland to Sweden and back to Finland. I won't tell you anything more about the plot, go and see this movie. Smart story, great acting, the whole thing is an excellent package. It is a Finnish nominee for foreign Oscar in the US and for reason. Lately there have been some great movies coming from Finland, Koirankynnen leikkaaja (Dog Nail Clipper) and Mies vailla menneisyyttä (The Man Without a Past) to mention. Äideistä parhain belongs to this category of Finnish masterpieces. This movie makes you think what is important in life. It feels like it makes world a better place. Indeed.
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