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SIMON AND THE OAKS

by Lisa Ohlin

synopsis

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.

international title: Simon and The Oaks
original title: Simon och ekarna
country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Lisa Ohlin
film run: 122'
release date: SE 09/12/2011, NO 25/12/2011, DE 28/06/2012, NL 20/09/2012, CZ 06/06/2013
screenplay: Marnie Blok, Lisa Ohlin
cast: Bill Skarsgård, Helen Sjöholm, Stefan Gödicke, Jonatan S. Wächter, Jan Josef, Liefers Karl, Martin Eriksson, Karl Linnertorp, Erica Löfgren, Katharina Schüttler
cinematography by: Dan Laustsen
film editing: Kasper Leick
art director: Anders Engelbrecht, Lena Selander
costumes designer: Katja Watkins
music: Annette Focks
producer: Leander Carell, Marc-Daniel Dichant, Sveinung Golimo, Per Holst, Patrick Knippel, Steffen Reuter, Jessica Ask
production: Götafilm, Filmkameratene AS, Asta Film ApS, Film i Väst, Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv GmbH
backing: Deutsche Filmförderfonds (DFFF), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
distributor: Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.

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