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After his father dies in battle, Finnish youth Eero (Topi Majaniemi) learns that his mother, Kirsti (Marjaana Maijala), is packing him off to live with a Swedish foster family. As World War II escalates, Eero's new home in the neutral nation is safe, but he struggles to bond with his guardian (Maria Lundqvist). He eventually returns home, but Eero never quite believes in his mother again. Decades later, an elderly Eero (Esko Salminen) learns details that put Kirsti's decision into perspective.

Cast & Crew

Marjaana Maijala
Kirsti Lahti, Eero's Mother
Maria Lundqvist
Signe Jönsson, Swedish Mother
Michael Nyqvist
Hjalmar Jönsson, Swedish Father
Esko Salminen
Eero (Present Day)
Aino-Maija Tikkanen
Kirsti Lahti (Present Day)
Brasse Brännström
Farfar i Sverige
Marie Göranzon
Fru Grevnäs
Kari-Pekka Toivonen
Lauri, Eero's Father
Åsa Persson
Lärarinnan
Ralf Ivarsson
Co-Producer
Jarkko T. Laine
Cinematographer
Darek Hodor
Film Editor
Tuomas Kantelinen
Original Music
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  • Jun 18, 2009
    During WWII around 70,000 Finnish children were sent to Sweden to be temporarily hosted, while their parents stayed in Finland.The story was touching as it took the viewer through the experiences of one 9 year old child, Eero , who was also sent to Sweden and he must dealt with language differences and his desire to return home.I found this movie to be very emotional and frustrating,because Eero never really had a chance to settle down and found his true family. In the beginning he had to leave his mom behind, to live with his foster parents in Sweden. Signe, the foster mother at the beginning of their relationship was extremely bitter towards him. Once he began to get to know the family, and he fitted in, he felt at home there.Then his mother wanted him to come back to Finland. The movie had wonderful acting, directing and cinematography. The Swedish landscape and the simple lifestyle of these people were brilliantly displayed.
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