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On DVD: May. 06, 2014 | On Blu-ray: TBD

Simon and the Oaks

Synopsis

Set in the turbulent years between 1939 and 1952, director Lisa Ohlin's adaptation of Marianne Fredriksson's Swedish bestseller portrays the Jewish experience in Sweden during World War II from the perspective of two families who gradually come together during one of the darkest periods of the 20th century. The intellectually gifted son of working-class parents in Gothenburg, young Simon convinces his parents to let him attend an elite grammar school despite their fears that he will grow arrogant and...more

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62 out of 100 Metascore®

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