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Sameblod (2016)

Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve ... See full summary »

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Lene Cecilia Sparrok ...
Elle Marja
Mia Erika Sparrok ...
Njenna
Maj-Doris Rimpi ...
Elle Marja
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Lärarinnan
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Emanuel - Vetenskapsman 1
Katarina Blind ...
Mamma Anna
Emilia Bostedt ...
Elsa
Beata Cavallin ...
Hedda
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Elise
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Niklas
Ylva Gustafsson ...
Laevie
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Röstskådespelerska
Tom Kappfjell ...
Aajja
Anna Sofie Bull Kuhmunen ...
Anna-Stina
Andreas Kundler ...
Gustav
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Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school, she starts dreaming of another life. To achieve this other life, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.

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2 June 2017 (USA)  »

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Esta es mi sangre  »

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Most of the slurs the boys shout at Elle Marja in her home village are actual things boys yelled at writer/director Amanda Kernell in her youth. See more »

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Edited from Stoerre Vaerie (2015) See more »

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Stoerre Vaerie
Traditional
Performed by Charlotta Kappfjell, Hildegunn Øiseth, Frode Fjellheim
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Probably the best Scandinavian movie in years ?
11 March 2017 | by (Slovakia) – See all my reviews

I really do like Scandinavian movies and as far as I can remember, there was never a movie from Scandinavia that ever disappointed me. But this movie took me by surprise... It has been 4 days since I've seen this movie at local art-club cinema and yet I still can't stop to think about it. Something changed in my heart and even I'm a very rationale human being, it is difficult to explain why did this movie affect me so deeply. Was it the perfect written story, a subtle story that grabbed me by the soul as how real was it portrayed ? Was it the amazing cinematography of the mysterious and tranquil landscape of Lapland ? Was it the well-balanced camera shots coupled with modest yet powerful and deep soundtrack ? Was it the perfect acting of those young and innocent Saami sisters and the strong bond between them ? Whatever it was, it left me with a powerful and profound feeling inside. And if a movie is capable of achieving exactly this, then it is definitely worth watching.


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