Simon and the Oaks (Simon och ekarna)

Simon and the Oaks (Simon och ekarna)
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An epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952, this is the gripping story of Simon, who grows up in a loving working class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg but always feels out of place. Intellectually gifted, he stubbornly persists in acquiring an education normally reserved for young men of the professional classes. He finally...

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Starring

Bill Skarsgård, Helen Sjöholm, Jonatan Wächter, Stefan Gödicke, Jan Josef Liefers

Production Details

  • Certificate & Consumer Advice:
    (NR)
  • Run Time:
    2 hr. 2 min.
  • Format(s):
    2D

Synopsis

An epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952, this is the gripping story of Simon, who grows up in a loving working class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg but always feels out of place. Intellectually gifted, he stubbornly persists in acquiring an education normally reserved for young men of the professional classes. He finally convinces his father to send him to an upper-class grammar school, where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled Nazi persecution in Germany. When Isak faces trouble at home, he is taken in by Simon's family and the two households slowly merge, connecting in unexpected ways as war rages all over Europe.

Production Details

  • Run Time
    2 hr. 2 min.
  • In Theaters
    Friday, October 12, 2012
  • Certificate & Consumer Advice
    (NR)
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Producer(s)
    Christer Nilson, Marc-Daniel Dichant, Patrick Knippel
  • Director(s)
    Lisa Ohlin
  • Writer(s)
    Marnie Blok
  • Studio
    The Film Arcade
  • Format(s)
    2D

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