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Everlasting Moments (2008)

Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (original title)
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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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Maja Larsson (age 15-22)
Nellie Almgren ...
Maja Larsson (age 8-10)
Birte Heribertsson ...
Maja Larsson (narration) / Aunt Tora
Ghita Nørby ...
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Matilda
Emil Jensen ...
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Grandmother Karna
Ann Petrén ...
Ida
Antti Reini ...
Finnish Sea Captain
Annika Lundgren ...
Miss Öst
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Miss Petrén
Hans Henrik Clemensen ...
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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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24 September 2008 (Sweden)  »

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Everlasting Moments  »

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Budget:

€4,773,906 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,443, 8 March 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$606,126, 21 June 2009
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In the UK this film would have received a 12 or 12A certificate but one instance of very strong language meant that under BBFC rules a 15 certificate was deemed necessary. See more »

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Oldtimer about old times
9 January 2009 | by See all my reviews

Jan Troell is the nestor in Swedish movies. He's got more than 40 years of experience. And you're aware of it here. Not a second too much in any scene. A total concentration in every millimeter.

It all takes place in Malmö, a city in southern Sweden, in the beginning of the 20th century. A worker with drinking and infidelity problems is married to this woman and they have plenty of children. It's a life of misery, but suddenly a new world opens to the woman. The world of photography. Another way of viewing.

After that nothing can really harm her. Not even the violence from her husband. Every detail is there it should be in this movie. Every button is at the right place in every suit, and it's also obvious for the audience what the director means by it.

To be shown at any film rookie school.


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