• Simon and the Oaks (2011)

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Release Date: October 12th, 2012

DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 2 min

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

Production Co: Filmkameratene A/S, Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv, Film Väst, Götafilm, Asta Film

Distributors: The Film Arcade

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It is unabashedly sentimental and epic, and rather bold in the way it takes place during and after the Holocaust but is not defined by it. 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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