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Mother of Mine

During WWII, Eero (Topi Majaniemi), a Finnish boy, is sent to live with a childless couple in Sweden; it becomes a trying time for everyone involved. Heikki Hietamies, the author of the book, was himself one of those children that were sent away to a foreign land without their parents; the filmmakers convincingly show us what it must have felt like. Interesting to follow Eero’s relationship with the two mother figures in his life; a well produced and gripping film. No one seems to have bothered to find local talents for the countryside parts, but Maria Lundqvist did get her breakthrough as a dramatic actor and is excellent as the embittered, grieving Signe.¬†

2005-Finland-Sweden. 110 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by¬†Ilkka Matila. Directed by¬†Klaus H√§r√∂. Screenplay: Jimmy Karlsson, Kirsi Vikman. Novel: Heikki Hietamies. Cast: Topi Majaniemi (Eero Lahti), Maria Lundqvist (Signe J√∂nsson), Michael Nyqvist (Hjalmar J√∂nsson), Esko Salminen, Marjaana Maijala, Aino-Maija Tikkanen… Brasse Br√§nnstr√∂m, Leif Andr√©e, Marie G√∂ranzon.

Trivia: Original titles: √Ąideist√§ parhain and Den b√§sta av m√∂drar.

 

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