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 in the arts, normally not attended by members of the working class at the time. There he meets Isaak (Karl Linnertorp), the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who fled persecution in Nazi Germany. The lives of the two boys and their families intertwine as the 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.
Role: Simon Larsson
Director: Lisa Ohlin
Written by: Marnie Blok (Screenplay), Marianne Fredriksson (novel)
Produced by: Christer Nilson, Per Holst
Release Date: December 9, 2011 (Sweden)
Running Time: 122 minutes
Edited By: Kasper Leick, Michael Leszczylowski, Anders Nylander
Music by: Annette Focks
Cinematography: Dan Laustsen
Distributed by: Nordisk FIlm
Cast: Helen Sjöholm, Jan Josef Liefers, Cecilia Nilsson
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Jan Josef Liefers could not speak a word swedish. He learned to speak the Sound of the lines.