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Rated NR · 122 minutes · 2011

This calm, sensitive coming-of-age narrative by Swedish director Lisa Ohlin is also a Holocaust drama, as the title kid interacts with a Jewish classmate and his family – and makes startling discoveries – during and after WWII in his provincial hometown. Contains more than one emotionally potent scene and never takes the easy shortcuts with its large cast of characters. Bill Skarsgård, the son of actor Stellan, does a fine job with the complex role of the grownup Simon, alongside Stefan Gödicke, Jan Josef Liefers, and Helen Sjöholm as some of Simon’s multi-faceted family and friends. The screenplay, by Ohlin, Marnie Blok, and Linda Aronson, is adapted from the novel by Marianne Fredriksson. (122 min.)
Director: Lisa Ohlin
Producer: Jessica Ask, Leander Carell, Marc-Daniel Dichant, Sveinung Golimo, Per Holst, Patrick Knippel and Steffen Reuter
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Helen Sjöholm, Jan Josef Liefers, Karl Linnertorp, Katharina Schuttler, Stefan Gödicke, Jonatan Wächter, Karl Eriksson, Erica Löfgren, Josefin Neldén, Lena Nylén, Cecilia Nilsson, Jan-Erik Emretsson and Pär Brundin

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