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Simon and the Oaks (2011)

Simon och ekarna
Running time: 122 min. | Genre: Nazism, World War II, 1940s, Adolescence, Drama
Simon and the Oaks

Synopsis

Two boys come of age in Sweden during World War II. Simon (Bill Skarsgård), growing up in a working-class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg during World War II. He is very talented and always felt different and an outsider. Against his parents' approval, he seeks to schools and education as a working kid normally not attend. There he meets Isaac (Karl Linnertorp), the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who fled persecution in Nazi Germany. The two boys and their families' lives are interwoven while war rages in Europe.

Nominations & Awards

Guldbagge

Best Supporting Actor (Jan Josef Liefers)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Cecilia Nilsson)
WINNER
Best Director (Lisa Ohlin)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Helen Sjöholm)
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED
Best Music
NOMINATED
Best Film Editing
NOMINATED
Best Costume
NOMINATED
Best Sound
NOMINATED
Best Makeup
NOMINATED
Best Production Design
NOMINATED
Best Visual Effects
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

Simon och ekarna

Director

Lisa Ohlin

Producer

Coproducción Suecia-Alemania-Noruega-Dinamarca; Götafilm, Filmkameratene AS, Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv

Running time

122 min.

Screenwriter

Marnie Blok, Lisa Ohlin (Novela: Marianne Fredriksson)

Music

Annette Focks

Cinematography

Dan Laustsen

Year

2011

Country

Sweden Sweden

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