Feature Film / Drama / 2011

SIMON & THE OAKS

SYNOPSIS

‘Simon’ is based on Marianne Frederick’s beloved novel of the same name. The book was an international bestseller and now finally we have the first adaptation of her books. The film is about Simon, who grows up in a working-class family, who lives in the outskirts of Gothenburg during The Second World War. Despite a loving upbringing he feels different and left out. Simon is gifted and against his parents’ wishes, he seeks admission to the only high school in the town. There he meets Isaac, the son of a successful Jewish bookseller, who has fled from persecution in Germany. The two boys and their families’ lives are woven together while war rages in Europe. At the end of the war, Simon begins to understand that secrets run deep in his family – dark secrets that takes him travelling through Europe and will change his life for ever.

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Director

LISA OHLIN

Producer

CHRISTER NILSSON
PER HOLST

Original Title

SIMON OCH EKARNA

International Sales

NORDISK FILM

Writer

MARNIE BLOK
LISA OHLIN

Format

FEATUREFILM

Original Language

SWEDISH

Main cast

BILL SKARSGÅRD
HELEN SJÖHOLM
JAN JOSEF LIEFERS
STEFAN GÖDICKE

Genre

DRAMA

Produced by

GÔTAFILM
ASTA FILM