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Sami Blood (2016)

Sameblod (original title)
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A reindeer-breeding Sámi girl who is exposed to the racism of the 1930's at her boarding school, starts dreaming of another life. But to achieve it, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

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Amanda Kernell

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Amanda Kernell
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maj-Doris Rimpi Maj-Doris Rimpi ... Elle Marja / Christina (as Maj Doris Rimpi)
Olle Sarri ... Olle
Ánne Biret Somby Ánne Biret Somby ... Sanna
Bo Lundmark Bo Lundmark ... Prästen
Jörgen Stenberg Jörgen Stenberg ... Man som jojkar i kyrkan
Jonar Thomasson Jonar Thomasson ... Jon-Olov
Anna Sööfe Bull Kuhmunen Anna Sööfe Bull Kuhmunen ... Anna-Stina
Lene Cecilia Sparrok Lene Cecilia Sparrok ... Elle Marja / Christina
Mia Erika Sparrok Mia Erika Sparrok ... Njenna
Katarina Blind Katarina Blind ... Mamma Anna
Lillie Sparrok Lillie Sparrok ... Aahkka
Tom Kappfjell Tom Kappfjell ... Aajja
Dennis Winka Dennis Winka ... Kille i byn
Ulf Olofsson Ulf Olofsson ... Kille i byn
Felix Israelsson Felix Israelsson ... Kille i byn
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In 1930s Lapland, the 14-year-old indigenous Sámi girl, Elle Marja, leaves the wild ancestral grounds and the family's reindeer camp to attend a remote draconian boarding school along with her younger sister, Njenna. However--as the bright rural student pursues a denied education and an opportunity, desirous of integrating herself into the modern Swedish society--a painful visit by a team of anthropologists paired by a traumatic experience will be the harsh reminders of an ever-present brutal prejudice and a deep-seated racism. Uppsala promises a bright future in the bustling metropolis, but to pass as a regular Swedish teenager, Elle Marja will have to make a greater sacrifice than just changing her name. But, can an outcast sever ties and renounce his proud lineage so easily? Written by Nick Riganas

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Trivia

Competition Award, Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016. See more »

Quotes

Elle Marja: To become a teacher... What do you have to know?
Lärarinnan: Well... You have to know everything.
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References Lappblod (1948) See more »

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Stoerre Vaerie
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Performed by Jörgen Stenberg
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Beautifully sensitive film.
3 September 2018 | by adityakripalaniSee all my reviews

A film that puts you inside this girls head. And that is it's biggest achievement. And then we're on ride with her through a very new time in her life. And it's an enjoyable ride. Beautifully casted.


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Country:

Norway | Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Saami

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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Sami Blood See more »

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$442,416
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