Simon

Simon

Schweden / Dänemark / Deutschland 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Young Simon lives with his loving parents near Goteborg. His father, a faithful worker, already has planned for his son to follow in his footsteps and to become a craftsman as well. Yet, Simon is much more interested in books than in tools. These different worldviews lead to conflicts, since Simon feels misunderstood and estranged from his family. Only while sitting secluded in the top of a giant oak tree is he able to pursue his daydreams uninterrupted.

Unlike his father, Simon's mother supports her son's ambitions and tries to foster his talents. Thanks to her effort, Simon is eventually allowed to receive a higher education in the city. There he befriends Isak, the son of a Jewish bookseller. With the dawning of the Second World War, their friendship is put to the test. And at the same time, Simon is confronted with the secret of his true identity.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Lisa Ohlin
Screenplay:Marnie Blok
based on:Marianne Fredriksson (Roman)
Director of photography:Dan Laustsen
Camera operator:Alexander Palm
Assistant camera:Jo Schorch
Optical effects:Jonas Schmid
Still photography:Jochen Röder
Lighting design:Michael Wils
Set design:Lena Selander, Benedikt Lange
Make-up artist:Linda Boije Af Gennäs
Costume design:Katja Watkins
Editing:Kasper Leick
Sound:Tomas Naug
Casting:Heta Mantscheff
Music:Annette Focks
  
Cast: 
Bill SkarsgårdSimon Larsson
Jonatan S. Wächterjunger Simon
Helen SjöholmKarin Larsson
Stefan GödikeErik Larsson
Jan Josef LiefersRuben Lentov
Karl LinnertorpsIsak Lentov
Karl Martin Erikssonjunger Isak
Lena NyhlénOlga Lentov
Katharina SchüttlerIza
Erica LöfgrenErica
Josefin NeldénKlara
Cecilia NilssonInga
Hermann BeyerErnst Habermann
  
Production company:Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv GmbH (Halle)
in co-production with:Asta Film (DK), Göta Film AB (Schweden), Filmkameratene A/S (Oslo)
Producer:Marc-Daniel Dichant, Leander Carell, Steffen Reuter, Patrick Knippel
Co-Producer:Per Holst, Sveinung Golimo, Christer Nilson, John M. Jacobsen
Line producer:Marc-Daniel Dichant
Location manager:Julia Klusendick
Shoot:15.03.2010-30.05.2010: Schweden, Hamburg, Berlin
Original distributor:Farbfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:3334 m, 122 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.12.2011, 130566, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 08.10.2011, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 28.06.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (SE DK DE) Simon
Weiterer Titel (SE) Simon och ekarna
Weiterer Titel (SE DK DE) Simon and the Oaks
Weiterer Titel (DK) Simon og eiketrærne

Versions

Original

Length:3334 m, 122 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.12.2011, 130566, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 08.10.2011, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 28.06.2012