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Simon and the Oaks
An epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952, this is the 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, much to the chagrin of his parents who fear that he will become stuck up.
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. Simon is dazzled by the books, art and music he encounters in the home of Isak's father Ruben (Jan Josef Leifers), which makes Simon long to know more about his own family background. Isak, on the other hand, draws comfort from learning to do something with his hands, helping Simon's dad (Stefan Godicke) make boats.
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.
Starring Bill Skarsgård, Helen Sjöholm, Jonatan Wächter, Stefan Gödicke, Jan Josef Liefers
Directed by Lisa Ohlin
Running Time - 2:02
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, October 12th, 2012
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