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Mother of Mine (2005)

Äideistä parhain (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, War | 30 September 2005 (Finland)
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 - Som om jag inte fanns (2002)), "... See full summary »

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Eero Lahti
Marjaana Maijala ...
Kirsti Lahti - Eeron äiti
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Signe Jönsson - äiti Ruotsissa
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Hjalmar Jönsson - isä Ruotsissa
Esko Salminen ...
Eero Lahti - nykyaika
Aino-Maija Tikkanen ...
Kirsti Lahti - nykyaika
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Lauri - Eeron isä
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Isoisä Ruotsissa
Penny Elvira Loftéen ...
Siv - naapurintyttö
Ia Langhammer ...
Anna
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Rouva Grevnäs
Åsa Persson ...
Opettajatar
Gustav Wiklund ...
Pappi
Patrick Henriksen ...
Tuomas - kotiavustaja
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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 - Som om jag inte fanns (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 Anonymous

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Submitted by Finland to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (U.S.A.) for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 78th Academy Awards. See more »

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Beautiful!!
12 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

This movie is amazing as it is simply beautiful. Never a movie I have seen with such a delicate subject made into big screen so beautifully. Its a story of a kid who has to leave his mother to be safe from bombing and gets into another country to other parents who lost their child in some accident. The kids longing for his own mother and in time love for his new mother is depicted amazingly by the child, he is absolutely brilliant kid actor. Also brilliant acting by both the women in the central character's and also the kid's new father is superb in his role. The movie shows how the war has affected everyone using a simple story yet based on some true events of evacuating kids to a safer land, removing them from their birth parents. Its a very touching movie. I am actually beginning to love foreign language movies for their excellent depiction of human nature in a very caring and sensitive ways.


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