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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 ... 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.

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Outi Mäenpää originally had no intention to actually take part in filming and attended the casting session just to meet Pernilla August in person. Mäenpää did not want to participate since she was going to get married around the time when the filming was supposed to begin. Eventually her wedding date was not changed, but the filming started a bit later. See more »

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Lilla Olle
Performed by the children in kindergarten Solbacken Västertorp
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The toll of an abusive alcoholic upbringing
12 July 2014 | by OJTSee all my reviews

Pernilla August has directed a heart wrenching story about a woman which has to get back to her dying mother after a lot of years with no contact. But already on the way there we understand that going back is something of the hardest thing she can do. Through flashbacks we see some of her childhood years in a alcoholic abusive home, which really has made her childhood something she rather would have forgotten.

Noomi and Ola Rapace plays brilliantly (being formerly married, they sure know how to find electricity in their relationship), but the price for great acting should go to the whole crew. The drunken parents are perfectly depicted in a film which I think maybe is the most brilliantly display of an alcoholic abusive upbringing I ever seen.

Filming is bleak, dark and very suitable for this story, which slowly grips you in a way that when the film ends it's a surprise to you that you just spent two hours in it's company.

It's also the best Swedish film I ever saw, and therefore I give a 9 in score for this. Very recommended.


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