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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's never too late to reconcile.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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

Sweden's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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Lilla Olle
Performed by the children in kindergarten Solbacken Västertorp
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Probably the best cinematic work on problem about alcoholism
29 December 2011 | by aminjacoubSee all my reviews

I saw so many movies regarding problem with alcoholism, especially focused on family issues. I however myself treated with that problem afraid to not become one (alcoholic), so I am very familiar with alcoholism and problems that it cause in life, from first hand.

Even I saw at least all of the titles about alcoholism that were published in film industry, as well all of the documentaries, I never found one that reflects that problem in reality so well.

This movie have all of the important elements showing how alcoholism influence life and what consequences it brings.

Great performances, screenplay and cinematography brings great result as a complete product that shows how alcoholism destructs family life and how terrible traumas it left on the most situations in family life , and most important, the children.

The main character of the girl in this movie follows her life with that traumas and reflections in her adult life, while her strong nature (as her father stated in one scene) keep her to survive that horror, unlike her younger brother who could not.

The spoiling would not be inappropriate here, as I recommend it for the viewers to see it.

This is not just great movie for all of us and for our families, surrounded by that silent killer (alcohol) but as a reference to medical communities that deals with alcoholism and AA and other similar social groups that needs a materials for therapy issues.

Personally I would like more constructions on some issues in this movie, but I think it is enough as there are probably no any movie title that gave so close picture to the problem about alcoholism.


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