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Everlasting Moments (2008)

Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, History | 24 September 2008 (Sweden)
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In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

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Jan Troell

Writers:

Niklas Rådström (screenplay), Jan Troell (story) | 2 more credits »
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Heiskanen ... Maria Larsson
Mikael Persbrandt ... Sigfrid Larsson
Jesper Christensen ... Sebastian Pedersen
Callin Öhrvall ... Maja Larsson (age 15-22)
Nellie Almgren Nellie Almgren ... Maja Larsson (age 8-10)
Birte Heribertson Birte Heribertson ... Maja Larsson (narration) / Aunt Tora (as Birte Heribertsson)
Ghita Nørby Ghita Nørby ... Miss Fagerdal
Amanda Ooms ... Matilda
Emil Jensen Emil Jensen ... Englund
Claire Wikholm ... Grandmother Karna
Ann Petrén ... Ida
Antti Reini Antti Reini ... Finnish Sea Captain
Annika Lundgren Annika Lundgren ... Miss Öst
Maria Lundqvist ... Miss Petrén
Hans Henrik Clemensen Hans Henrik Clemensen ... Mr. Fagerdal
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Storyline

Sweden, early 1900s - an era of social change and unrest, war and poverty. A young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The camera grants her the eyes to view the world, and empowers her over several decades to raise and nurture her family of six children and an alcoholic, womanizing and sometimes violent, although ultimately loving, husband. Written by IFC Films

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Drama | History

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Norway | Finland | Germany

Language:

Swedish | Finnish

Release Date:

24 September 2008 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Everlasting Moments See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,773,906 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,443, 8 March 2009

Gross USA:

$610,825

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,383,108
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Runtime:

| (short)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sometimes slow is best
22 June 2009 | by LazySodSee all my reviews

The story of the life of a more or less normal family as told by one of its daughters. The most interesting families deliver the most interesting stories and this is one of them - especially by the way it is told and shown. A pivotal event in the life of the family is the day where the mother wins a camera and starts using it to make pictures of everything she deems interesting and/or important. The story is constantly told using back-flashes and this works very well - as events roll by the definition of the family is fully developed and as one gets to know more and more of the people in the family one starts to understand why some things are done the way they are done. With each passing year in the story the bonds become closer and the pictures become clearer.

It's a fairly long film but given all the things that happen that doesn't hurt the film at all. The color scheme used is very fitting and gives a nice extra effect, the choice of music is good too. Story telling is enticing and acting is well beyond the bare necessities to keep the film alive. So, all in all, a most enjoyable watch.

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