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MOTHER OF MINE

by Klaus Härö

synopsis

Finland goes to war and 9 year-old Eero's father is sent to the front. Even though his father promises him that the war will soon be over, things are never the same again. Shortly after the start of the war, sad tidings come from the front that make Eero's mother, Kirsti, break down completely. Unable to look after her son, Kirsti sends Eero to neutral Sweden. The journey towards a new country and a new mother begins.

international title: Mother of Mine
original title: Äideistä parhain
country: Finland
sales agent: Nordisk Film International Sales
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Klaus Härö
film run: 111'
release date: FI 30/09/2005
cast: Topi Majaniemi, Marjaana Maijala, Maria Lundqvist, Michael Nyqvist, Esko Salminen
cinematography by: Jarkko T. Laine
film editing: Darek Hodor
art director: Cian Bornebusch
costumes designer: Anna Svärdendahl
music: Tuomas Kantelinen
producer: Ilkka Y.L. Matila, Lennart Dunér, Peter Kropenin, Ralf Ivarson
production: Matila Röhr Productions MRP, Omega Film, Film i Skåne
backing: Finnish Film Foundation, Swedish Film Institute, Nordic TV and Film Foundation, YLE TV1 Co-productions, Svenska Kulturfonden, Film i Skåne, SVT, Digital Film Finland
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution