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Mother of Mine
     

Mother of Mine

Director: Klaus Härö

Cast: Klaus Härö

 
The plight of displaced Finnish children sent to Sweden and Denmark to escape the horrors of World War II are explored in director Klaus Härö's tale of a young boy failing to adapt to his strange, and sometimes harsh, new surroundings. Following the death of his father, nine-year-old Eero (Topi Majaniemi) is sent by his mother to live with a foster family in rural

Overview

The plight of displaced Finnish children sent to Sweden and Denmark to escape the horrors of World War II are explored in director Klaus Härö's tale of a young boy failing to adapt to his strange, and sometimes harsh, new surroundings. Following the death of his father, nine-year-old Eero (Topi Majaniemi) is sent by his mother to live with a foster family in rural Sweden for the duration of the war. Eero is begrudgingly accepted by a surrogate mother who had been hoping for a young girl to help with the chores, and he's mocked by his classmates for his frightened reaction to passing planes. Eero's already troubled childhood is further complicated when his resentful foster mother takes it upon herself to act as a filter for his mother's incoming letters.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2007
UPC:
0616892895626
Original Release:
2005
Source:
Film Movement
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:45:00
Sales rank:
8,639

Special Features

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brasse Brannstrom Actor
Marie Goranzon Actor
Asa Persson Actor
Leif Andree Actor
Penny Elvira Loften Actor
Gustav Wiklund Actor
Topi Majaniemi Young Eero
Esko Salminen Adult Eero
Marjaana Maijala Kirsti, Eero's Mother
Aino-Maija Tikkanen Old Kirsti
Maria Lundquist Swedish Mother Signe
Michael Nyqvist Swedish Father Hjalmar
Kari-Pekka Toivonen Lauri, Eero's Father

Technical Credits
Klaus Härö Director
Veikko Aaltonen Screenwriter
Cian Bornebusch Art Director,Set Decoration/Design
Lennart Duner Co-producer
Darek Hodor Editor
Kaija Ilomäki Makeup
Ralf Ivarsson Co-producer
Tuomas Kantelinen Score Composer
Jimmy Karlsson Screenwriter
Peter Kropenin Co-producer
Jarkko T. Laine Cinematographer
Ilkka Matila Producer
Kirka Sainio Sound/Sound Designer
Anna Svardendahl Costumes/Costume Designer
Kirsi Vikman Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mother of Mine
1. Before It Began [9:01]
2. Man of the House [6:17]
3. Sweden [11:18]
4. School [9:21]
5. A Good Solution [8:31]
6. Don't Tell Signe [8:56]
7. Christmas [9:41]
8. The Letter [11:26]
9. Like Our Own [7:24]
10. She Wants Him Back [11:26]
11. He Must Know [4:56]
12. Credits [5:25]

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