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Svinalängorna (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 December 2010 (Sweden)
A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

Director:

Pernilla August

Writers:

Susanna Alakoski (novel), Pernilla August (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Noomi Rapace ... Leena
Ola Rapace ... Johan
Outi Mäenpää ... Aili Moilanen
Ville Virtanen ... Kimmo Moilanen
Tehilla Blad ... Leena Moilanen - as child
Junior Blad Junior Blad ... Sakari Moilanen
Alpha Blad Alpha Blad ... Marja
Selma Cuba Selma Cuba ... Flisan
Minna Haapkylä Minna Haapkylä ... Helmi
Håkan Bengtsson Håkan Bengtsson ... Veikko
Julia Öhrström-Jönsson Julia Öhrström-Jönsson ... Riita
Lotten Roos Lotten Roos ... Inga-Lill
Rasmus Troedsson Rasmus Troedsson ... Sten Hård
Karin Ronnle Svensson Karin Ronnle Svensson ... Åse
Simon J. Berger ... Bengt Brink
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A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's never too late to reconcile.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Sweden | Finland | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | Finnish

Release Date:

10 December 2010 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Beyond See more »

Filming Locations:

Sweden

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Outi Mäenpää's and Ville Virtanen's characters Aili and Kimmo were formed largely by improvisation. See more »

Soundtracks

O helga natt
Composed by Adolphe Adam
Lyrics by Augustin Kock
Performed by Jussi Björling
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An excellent drama with outstanding acting
10 March 2011 | by swefilmloverSee all my reviews

This is a drama that almost sets you in a mode of physical pain throughout the whole film session. The director Pernilla August lets the viewer become a part of the private lives of the people you get to know in this film in a way that's almost embarrassing. You just stand there, watching their lives falling into pieces while the alcohol takes over the control and you cry, not by sentimentality but a painful cry by pity and compassion. You are not even able to hate the dreadful father (Ville Virtanen) and the mother (Outi Mäenpää) letting this happen to her children whom she loves.

Seeing these things through the grown up woman Leena (Noomi Rapace) gives you the distance that you need to be able to suffer this emotional torture. She has hidden these experiences deep inside of her, but a phone call from her dying mother confronts her with her dark past.

The young Leena is played by Tehilla Blad and she carries this film with the same depth and intensity as her elder alter ego Noomi Rapace does. Rapace is the star actress in this film but Blad's performance in this film is the biggest remaining impression I carry with me when I leave the theater. ALL the actors make an outstanding work. The acting in Beyond goes beyond many good films and there is no weak link, not even the young children. The continuity between the girl Leena and the women Leena is exceptional. Not primarily for their look but for their expression and how you can read their feelings and thoughts in their faces.


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