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Plot Summary
Simon goes to college where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled the persecution. The families of the two boys become intertwined in unexpected ways as war wages across Europe.

Cast: Bill Skarsgård , Helen Sjöholm , Jan Josef Liefers , Karl Linnertorp , Katharina Schüttler , Stefan Gödicke , Jonatan S. Wächter , Karl Martin Eriksson

Director: Lisa Ohlin

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Film Arcade

Simon and the Oaks (2011)

Release Date: October 12th, 2012|2 hr. 2 min.

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critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • It's a sumptuously mounted melodrama that aims to make a big statement about big themes, but a stilted quality in the filmmaking drags it down. show more

  • Alternates languidly between wistful nostalgia and a more clear-eyed assessment of its protagonist's choices. show more

  • Worst of all is the hitching of all this extravagant suffering to an inspirational ending filled with sweet regret, healing hope and some picturesque nestling in the titular oaks with the next generation. show more

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  • December 15, 2012 mikesmutt
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    a movie with a story that just never grabs you despite excellent acting and excellent cinematography---wait for the video release

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