30.09. - 09.10.2021

Simon and the Oaks Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Netherlands 2011 | 120 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Lisa Ohlin

Lisa Ohlin (*1960) studied film science in New York. She works as a director for cinema and TV and was a consultant for the Swedish Film Institute.

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Simon has had a loving childhood, but still feels alien in the working class neighbourhoods of 1940’s Gothenburg. Against his parents’ will the intellectually gifted boy turns to an education otherwise reserved for young men of academic heritage. There he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled the German persecutions. The boys and their families’ lives will interconnect in unexpected ways as the war rages all over Europe.

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Original title: Simon och ekarna
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German, Schwedisch
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Lisa Ohlin
Screenplay: Marnie Blok
Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Helen Sjöholm, Jan Josef Liefers, Stefan Gödicke, Katharina Schüttler
Producer: Christer Nilson, Per Holst, Steffen Reuter, Marc-Daniel Dichant, Patrick Knippel, Leander
Director of Photography: Dan Laustsen
Music: Annette Focks
Production Design: Anders Engelbrecht, Lena Selander, Folke Strömbäck
Editor: Kasper Leick, Michal Leszczylowski
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor: farbfilm verleih GmbH
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