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Simon and the Oaks

(Simon och ekarna)

IFF Berlin, IFF Seatle, IFF Palm Springs - official selection
13 nominations for Guldbagge Awards (Swedish Oscars)

Sweden 2011 12+ 122min.
  • 06-06-2013
  • Drama

"Every family has a secret."

A magnificent film about breaking up with burdens of the past and the search for oneself. An epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the shadow of World War II, based on the novel with the same name by one of Sweden’s internationally most read authors, Marianne Fredriksson

Marianne Fredriksson is one of Sweden’s internationally most read authors, her books have been translated into more than 40 languages and have sold over 17 million copies. SIMON AND THE OAKS is based on her critically acclaimed novel with the same name. It’s also the first feature film adaptation based on her books.

SIMON AND THE OAKS stars one of Swedens’ rising stars Bill Skarsgård (Simple Simon, Arn – The Night Templar), brother of True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgård, as well as Helen Sjöholm (As It Is in Heaven). The film will have its Swedish theatrical premiere December 9th 2011, distributed by Nordisk Film.

Lisa Ohlin Bill Skarsgård, Helen Sjöholm, Jan Josef Liefers, Stefan Gödicke, Katharina Schüttler
Marnie Blok
Dan Laustsen
Annette Focks
Kasper Leick,
Michal Leszczylowski