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Flickan, mamman och demonerna (2016)

A single mother's mental health is failing, and her young daughter has to deal with her rapidly switching moods and bizarre outbursts.


Suzanne Osten
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Esther Quigley Esther Quigley ... Ti
Maria Sundbom Maria Sundbom ... Siri
Maja Embrink Maja Embrink ... Tamara
Ulrika Nilsson Ulrika Nilsson ... Lärarinnan
Simon Norrthon Simon Norrthon ... Demon Polter
Angelika Prick Angelika Prick ... Judit
Gustav Deinoff Gustav Deinoff ... Demon Gusten
Ardalan Esmaili ... Demon Deinar / Einar
Andreas Kundler Andreas Kundler ... Demon Geist / Adam Perl
Kajsa Reingardt Kajsa Reingardt ... Demon Kajsar
Pia Bäckström Pia Bäckström ... Demon Morsan / Mormor
Josette Bushell-Mingo Josette Bushell-Mingo ... Demon
Esther Björkman Esther Björkman ... Maryam
Katta Pålsson Katta Pålsson ... Polisen
Kevin Grez Kevin Grez ... Gaspar


A single mother's mental health is failing, and her young daughter has to deal with her rapidly switching moods and bizarre outbursts.

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15 April 2016 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Flickan Mamman och Demonerna See more »

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Fundament Film See more »
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Esther Quigley is Maria Sundbom's daughter. Maria payed tribute to Esther in her exceptanse speech when winning a Guldbagge (Swedish movie award) for best leading actress. See more »


Padam... Padam...
Music by Norbert Glanzberg
Lyrics by Henri Contet
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An impressive exploration of a relationship between a girl and her psychotic mother.
25 September 2016 | by katimvirtanenSee all my reviews

The Girl, the Mother and the Demons is a powerful statement about the casting of a child's life. It is not the children who get to play the leading role in their life, but their caretakers. In the film, the mother Siri sets the rules for everything that is allowed and all that is forbidden, and Ti obeys to survive. In the midst of a psychosis, the rules become cruel. With these elements, it would be tempting to label the story under growing hatred and lost hope. This is however not the case. Ti may be left unfed, and her access to the bathroom may be denied, but her love towards her mother remains superior to the power of all the demons in the cluttered apartment. As the film zooms in to horrors that happen out of the reach of child welfare services, it calmly calls for new ways to recognize these cases and the overall pattern earlier. As Ti reaches out for her mother as a lighthouse to bring her back from the demons, the audience is offered a bird's eye view to see Ti standing in a blind spot for all other lighthouses to see her. It is excruciating to look at, yet something we need to see to fix it.

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