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Simon & the Oaks (2011)

Simon och ekarna (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 9 December 2011 (Sweden)
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Two boys come of age in Sweden during World War II.

Director:

Lisa Ohlin

Writers:

Marnie Blok (script writer), Marianne Fredriksson (based on the novel by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Skarsgård ... Simon
Helen Sjöholm Helen Sjöholm ... Karin
Jan Josef Liefers ... Ruben
Stefan Gödicke Stefan Gödicke ... Erik
Karl Linnertorp Karl Linnertorp ... Isak
Jonatan S. Wächter Jonatan S. Wächter ... Young Simon
Karl Martin Eriksson Karl Martin Eriksson ... Young Isak
Erica Löfgren Erica Löfgren ... Klara
Katharina Schüttler ... Iza
Josefin Neldén Josefin Neldén ... Mona
Lena Nylén Lena Nylén ... Olga
Cecilia Nilsson Cecilia Nilsson ... Inga
Jan-Erik Emretsson Jan-Erik Emretsson ... Neighbour Klas
Pär Brundin Pär Brundin ... Neighbour Åke
Frederik Nilsson Frederik Nilsson ... Teacher
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Storyline

Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from Germany. After WWII Simon travels to explore his roots - a journey that leads to the basic mysteries of the human life. After the bestselling novel by Marianne Fredriksson. Written by Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv

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Every family has a secret.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Sweden | Denmark | Germany | Norway

Language:

Swedish | German | Hebrew | English

Release Date:

9 December 2011 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Simon i hrastovi See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,964, 14 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$150,109, 18 November 2012
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jan Josef Liefers could not speak a word swedish. He learned to speak the Sound of the lines. See more »

Goofs

When they visit the Berlin Jewish cemetery at the end, there is a headstone for someone who was murdered in a concentration camp. But there are no such headstones, as concentration camp victims' bodies were burned and disposed of in the camps, they weren't brought back to cemeteries for burial. See more »

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like a scent
16 September 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

it is the film who makes me consider Bill Skarsgard a great actor. the motif - off course -its performance. but, in same measure, the atmosphere, the dialogues, the science to use details, the feeling to discover a family album, with old pictures, familiar and , in same measure, strange. a war film and the map of the world of a young man. sensitive, vulnerable, strong, brave, viewer and judge, Simon is a guide for the steps from an universe to the other. a guide who seems be reflection of yourself. and this fact does the film a kind of scent. not the story itself but the state of characters, like a large ball remains after the final credits. a film to see. for discover an old way to see the near reality.


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