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Simon & the Oaks is a film of genre Drama released in USA on 11 october 2012 with Bill Skarsgård

Simon & the Oaks (2011)

Simon & the Oaks
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Released in USA 11 october 2012
Length 2h2
Genres Drama
Rating64% 3.249523.249523.249523.249523.24952

Simon and the Oaks (Swedish: Simon och ekarna) is a 2011 Swedish drama film, directed by Lisa Ohlin and starring Bill Skarsgård. The film is based on the novel with the same name by Marianne Fredriksson. The film was nominated in 13 categories at the 47th Guldbagge Awards, won two of the awards: Cecilia Nilsson for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the role as Inga, and Jan Josef Liefers for Best Actor in a Supporting Role as Ruben Lentov.

Ohlin took over as director for the film, after the director Björn Runge in April 2009 announced that he would dropped out of the production.
In May 2009, the Swedish Film Institute (SFI) announced that Ohlin quits her job as film commissioner at the SFI to direct the film.


The film is about Simon (Bill Skarsgård), growing up in a working-class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg during World War II. He is very talented and always felt different and an outsider. Against his parents' approval, he seeks education and the arts which as a working class kid normally not attend. There he meets Isaak (Karl Linnertorp), the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who fled persecution in Nazi Germany. The two boys and their families' lives are interwoven while war rages in Europe. At the end of the war, it becomes clear to Simon that his life, family and his very identity will no longer be the same.


Bill Skarsgård

(Simon Larsson)
Jan Josef Liefers

(Ruben Lentov)
Katharina Schüttler

Iwar Wiklander

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