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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

Writer:

Amanda Kernell
25 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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
Ulf Olofsson Ulf Olofsson
Felix Israelsson Felix Israelsson
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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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Drama | History

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Country:

Norway | Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Saami

Release Date:

2 June 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sami Blood See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Competition Award, Special Jury Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival 2016. See more »

Quotes

Elle Marja: [to Njenna] Don't yoik at school...
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Featured in Hyvissä aikeissa: Kallonmittaajat (2019) See more »

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Stoerre Vaerie
Traditionl
Performed by Jörgen Stenberg
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Provocative, uncomfortable, fantastic.
17 February 2018 | by lundell-stefanSee all my reviews

Unique little film with some truly great performances by first-time sami actors. Going from beautiful to sad to infuriating to inspiring, this one really does it all. Can't recommend it enough.


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