Simon och ekarna

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $150,109Details
International Box Office $2,444,821
Worldwide Box Office $2,594,930
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An epic drama spanning the years 1939 to 1952, this is the gripping story of Simon, who grows up in a loving working class family on the outskirts of Gothenburg but always feels out of place. Intellectually gifted, he stubbornly persists in acquiring an education normally reserved for young men of the professional classes, much to the chagrin of his parents who fear that he will become stuck up. He finally convinces his father to send him to an upper-class grammar school, where he meets Isak, the son of a wealthy Jewish bookseller who has fled Nazi persecution in Germany. Simon is dazzled by the books, art and music he encounters in the home of Isakís father Ruben, which makes Simon long to know more about his own family background. Isak, on the other hand, draws comfort from learning to do something with his hands, helping Simonís dad make boats. When Isak faces trouble at home, he is taken in by Simonís family and the two households slowly merge, connecting in unexpected ways as war rages all over Europe.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
53% - Rotten
57% - Spilled

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 12th, 2012 (Limited) by Film Arcade, released as Simon & The Oaks
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Running Time: 122 minutes
Keywords: Search for Birth Parent, Adopted Family, Coming of Age, Jewish, World War II
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Gota Film, Asta Film, Schmidtz, Katze Filmkollektiv, Filmkameratene AS, Film i Vast, SVT, Film FYN, DR, Flink Film, Avro Television


Jonatan S. Wachter    Young Simon
Stefan Godicke    Erik
Jan Josef Liefers    Ruben
Karl Linnertorp    Isak
Karl Martin Eriksson    Young Isak
Erica Lofgren    Klara
Katharina Schuttler    Iza
Josefin Nelden    Mona

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Marnie Blok
Based on the book with the same title    Marianne Fredriksson
Producer    Christer Nilson
Cinematographer    Per Holst
Production Designer    Anders Engelbrecht
Production Designer    Lena Selander
Production Designer    Folke Stromback
Costume Designer    Katja Watkins
Makeup    Linda Boije af Gennas
Editor    Kasper Leick
Editor    Michal Leszcylowski
Editor    Anders Nylander
Composer    Annette Focks
Sound Designer    Jason Luke
Casting    Annette Mandoki
Casting    Simon Gunnarsson

Per Theater Chart: Going Nowhere

October 16th, 2012

There was only one film to crack the $10,000 mark on this week's Per Theater Chart. Middle Of Nowhere managed that feat with $68,000 in six theaters for an average of $11,318. Simon and the Oaks came very close with $9,963 in its one theater. More...

Limited Releases: Smashing Success

October 12th, 2012

It's a very busy week for limited releases with a dozen films on this week's list. There are few that are earning good buzz or strong reviews, and even a couple earning both. Smashed is probably the film with the best chance at earning mainstream success. The Big Picture, Middle of Nowhere, and Gaybe are also earning overwhelmingly positive reviews. More...

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/10/12 66 $9,963   1 $9,963   $9,963 3
2012/10/19 54 $23,205 +133% 7 $3,315   $37,477 10
2012/10/26 49 $29,225 +26% 14 $2,088   $75,318 17
2012/11/09 61 $13,468   17 $792   $141,453 31
2012/11/16 83 $2,146 -84% 5 $429   $150,109 38

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