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Original title Simon och ekarna
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Form Live-action
Average rating 3,18 / 5
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Original work
Production country
Production company
Awards
Classification Allowed from age 11
Swedish release 2011-12-09

Cast

Bill Skarsgård
Simon Larsson

Helen Sjöholm
Karin Larsson

Jan Josef Liefers
Ruben Lentov

Stefan Gödicke
Erik Larsson

Karl Linnertorp
Isak Lentov

Jonatan Wächter
Simon som liten

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Plot summary

Simon, a small, dark-haired and bookish young boy, enjoys an idyllic rural childhood in Sweden, as the shadow of World War II descends over Europe. Although raised by loving and principled...

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Festival contact (feature):

Petter Mattsson
+46 8 665 11 34
petter.mattsson@filminstitutet.se

Theo Tsappos
+46 8 665 11 33
theo.tsappos@filminstitutet.se

Titles

Original title
Swedish release title
International title
Alternative title

Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Production Manager
Line Producer
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
Sound Design
Assistant Director
First Assistant Director
Second Assistant Director
Dialogue Coach
Stunt Coordinator
Script Supervisor
Special Effects
Adaptation
Research
Story Editor
Production Coordinator
Location Manager
Production Assistant
Runner
Assistant
Casting
Extras Casting
Location Scout
Assistant Location Scout
Production Accountant
Production Secretary
Casting Assistant
Film Commissioner
Post Production Supervisor
First Assistant Cameraman
Second Assistant Cameraman
Second Unit Director of Photography
Assistant Cameraman
Steadicam Operator
Gaffer
Best Boy
Key Grip
Compositor
Digital Grading
Visual Effects
Orchestra
Conductor
Music Editor
Orchestration
Assistant Production Designer
Carpenter
Painter
Propman
Assistant Property Master
Costume Designer
Make-up / Hair
Driver
Construction Coordinator
Costume Assistant
Make-up Artist
Make-up Assistant
Assistant Film Editor
Boom Operator
Foley
Dialogue Editor
Re-recording Mixer
Trainee
Graphic Design
Other Crew
Governess
Translator

Cast

Bill Skarsgård Simon Larsson
Helen Sjöholm Karin Larsson
Jan Josef Liefers Ruben Lentov
Stefan Gödicke Erik Larsson
Karl Linnertorp Isak Lentov
Jonatan Wächter Simon som liten
Karl Martin Eriksson Isak som liten
Erica Löfgren Klara
Katharina Schüttler Iza
Josefin Neldén Mona
Lena Nylén Olga
Cecilia Nilsson Inga
Jan-Erik Emretsson Klas, granne
Pär Brundin Åke, granne
Frederik Nilsson lärare
Hermann Beyer Ernst Habermann
Sven-Åke Gustavsson professor
Jan Holmquist doktor
Iwar Wiklander rektor
Peter Borenstein rabbin
Dellie Kamijo Malin, 5 år
Johanna Malmsten Malin, 2 år
Tage Wirenhed Malin som baby
Max Wulfson musiker i Berlin, violin
Jörg Fröhlich musiker i Berlin, kontrabas
Peter Bock musiker i Berlin, viola
Sebastian Selke musiker i Berlin, cello
André Peter musiker i Berlin, violin

Companies

Production Company Filmkameratene A/S
Asta Film ApS
Göta Film AB
Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv GmbH
Copyright Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv GmbH
Asta Film ApS
Filmkameratene A/S
Göta Film AB 2011
Co-Production Company Film i Väst AB
Flinck Film BV
Sveriges Television AB
Danmarks Radio TV
Film Fyn
AVRO
Supported by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH)
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBBB)
DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
Media i2i Audiovisual
Partner Kalin Setterberg Invest AB
Nouvago Capital AB
Nordsvensk Filmunderhållning
Gotlands Filmfond
CinePostaproduktion GmbH
Cinegate GmbH
Gimpville A/S
Göteborg & Co
Cliab
Flamingo Film A/S
B.V Evenblij
Advance allocations Det Danske Filminstitut
Norsk Filminstitutt
Nordisk Film- & TV Fond
Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet
Casting filmissimo GmbH (Statister, Berlin)
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) Nordisk Film AB 2012
Distributor in Sweden Nordisk Film AB
Laboratory CinePostaproduktion GmbH
Cine Post Production Atlantik Werk
Equipment Cinegate GmbH
Visual Effects Gimpville A/S
Storyline Studios
Costume Designer Theaterkunst Berlin
Independent Kostym
Barrandov Studio
Legal Advisor Steuerbüro Scholz & Carell
DLA Nordic KB
Astafilm
Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv GmbH
Caterer Movie Mampf Catering GmbH
Annette Seggert Catering
Movie Mampf Catering GmbH (Hamburg)
Seggert Cateringservice GmbH (Berlin)
Insurance Media Insurance Brokers ApS
A Huber & Co Internationale Assekuranz-Makler GmbH
Other Company Cinegate GmbH (studior Tyskland)
Danish Special Effects Service (specialeffekter)
Engelbrecht Construction AS/ (specialeffekter)
Panorama Film & Teatereffekter (specialeffekter)

Plot summary

Simon, a small, dark-haired and bookish young boy, enjoys an idyllic rural childhood in Sweden, as the shadow of World War II descends over Europe. Although raised by loving and principled working class parents, he feels that he is different. When he finds out that he is adopted, he starts a search for his true self. Simon and the Oaks is based on renown author Marianne Fredriksson´s best seller with the same title.

Swedish censorship / rating

Certificate number 200406
Date 2011-08-30
Classification Allowed from age 11
Original length 3338 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 165, 305, 512, 448, 474, 485, 524, 425.


Technical specifications

Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 3338 meter
Length in minutes 122 min
Reels 8 rullar


Original work

Original title Simon och ekarna (Novel)
Author Marianne Fredriksson


Production location

Göteborg Sweden 2010-03
Trollhättan
Orust
Uddevalla
Berlin Germany
Hamburg

Release dates

Release in Sweden 2011-12-09 Sweden
Festival showing 2011-11-16 Skandia Stockholm Sweden 122 min Stockholms 22:a Internationella Filmfestival 2011.
2011-11-17 Sture 1 Stockholm Sweden 122 min Stockholms 22:a Internationella Filmfestival 2011.
2011-11-20 Grand 1 Stockholm Sweden 122 min Stockholms 22:a Internationella Filmfestival 2011.
DVD release 2012-04-25 Sweden
TV showing 2014-01-04 TV2 Sweden
2016-06-25 SVT1 Sweden
2017-11-25 SVT1 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title The Jewish violinconcerto
Composer Annette Focks
Performed by Max Wulfson (soloviolin)
André Peter (violin)
Peter Bock (viola)
Sebastian Selke (cello)
Jörg Fröhlich (kontrabas)


Original title Symphonie fantastique, H. 48 (op. 14)
Composer Hector Berlioz (1830)
Conductor Tord Svedlund
Performed by Odense Symphony Orchestraorkeor


Original title Konsert, piano, orkester, nr 20, K. 466, d-moll
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1785)
Conductor Tord Svedlund
Performed by Odense Symphony Orchestraorkeor


Original title Konsert, violin, orkester, op. 47, d-moll
Composer Jean Sibelius (1903/1905)
Conductor Tord Svedlund
Performed by Odense Symphony Orchestraorkeor


Original title Long for
Composer Annette Focks
Performed by Annette Focks
Andi Reisner
Alex Vesper


Original title 'Doin' The 360
Composer Jason Luke
Performed by Sinatra Syndicate Big Band


Original title The Grand
Composer Matias La Cour
Performed by Matias La Cour


Original title The Tree
Composer Jason Luke
Performed by Jason Luke


Original title Red Sails in the Sunset
Composer Hugh Williams (1935)
Lyrics S.S. Wilson (svensk text)
Jimmy Kennedy (engelsk text 1935)
Performed by Øyvind Ougaard (dragspel)


Original title Drömmen om Elin
Lyrics Peter Himmelstrand (1969)
Musical Adaptation Carl Jularbo (1922)
Performed by Øyvind Ougaard (dragspel)


Awards

Festival Award Buenos Aires 2013 (publikpris / Audience Award, Festival De Cine Escandinavo, Argentina)
The Guldbagge Award Stockholm 2012 Best Actress in a Supporting Role Cecilia Nilsson
Stockholm 2012 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Jan Josef Liefers
Nominated for the Guldbagge Award 2012 Best Actress in a Leading Role Helen Sjöholm
2012 Best Director Lisa Ohlin
2012 Best Picture
2012 Best Visual Effects Lars Erik Hansen
2012 Best Visual Effects Marcus B Brodersen
2012 Best Set Design Folke Strömbäck
2012 Best Set Design Lena Selander
2012 Best Set Design Anders Engelbrecht
2012 Best Music Annette Focks
2012 Best Make-up Linda Boije af Gennäs
2012 Best Sound Jason Luke
2012 Best Costume Katja Watkins
2012 Best Editing Kasper Leick
2012 Best Editing Michal Leszczylowski
2012 Best Cinematography Dan Lausten
Festival Award Göteborg 2012 (Göteborgs stora filmpris. Priset är 50 000 kr och delas ut av Göteborg Film Festival i samarbetet med Göteborg & Co, näringslivsenheten)
Hamburg 2011 Marnie Blok (manuspriset/Montblanc Drehbuch-Preis, Filmfest Hamburg, Tyskland)

Holdings Film

The information given here refers to film material in the Swedish Film Institute’s archive. Access to the archive’s stock is given on request, for research, other film archives and rights’ holders.

Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Duplicate positive
Item base Polyester
Gauge 35 mm


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100
Poster title Simon and the Oaks


Holdings Scripts

Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Simon by Marnie Blok. Based on the book Simon and the oaks, By Marianne Fredriksson. Version 9 September 2009. Current revision by Lisa Ohlin 20090907.
Extent 128 s.
Language English


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Simon & ekarna. Version 17. 20100119.
Extent 112 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Simon. v. 18.2. 26.2.2010.
Extent 116 s.
Language Swedish


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Simon (and the oaks). 4th draft May 2008.
Extent 131 s.
Language English


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Simon and the oaks. 5th draft October 2008.
Extent 120 s.
Language English


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Simon. By Marnie Blok based on the novel by Marianne Fredriksson. 8th draft 2009-08-20.
Extent 128 s.
Language English


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Script title Simon by Marnie Blok. Based on the book Simon and the oaks. By Marianne Fredriksson. Version 12 November 5, 2009. Current revision by Marnie Blok/Lisa Ohlin 20091105.
Extent 121 s.
Language English


Script type Kringmaterial
Extent 6 s. teamlista samt för- och eftertext.


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Simon och ekarna. Dialoglista.
Extent 27 s. + för- och eftertext samt musiklista.
Language Swedish


Script type Dialoglista
Script title Simon och ekarna - dialoglista.
Extent 41 s.
Language English


Script type Inspelningsmanus
Extent 116 s.
Language Swedish


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Misc.prints
Language Swedish


Type Program/Promotion material


Type Misc.prints
Language Swedish


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