Sanna Ogonblick (1998)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Romantic Drama  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - Denmark, Finland, Sweden  |  
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Synopsis by Bhob Stewart

This Swedish-Finnish-Danish drama, combining black-and-white and color, was directed by Lena Koppel (replacing Anders Wahlgren, who departed shortly after filming began). Erik (Krister Hendriksson) attends his father's funeral with his teenage daughter Sara (Oyana Lugn-Rodriguez) and his mother Karin (Anita Bjork). Outside the church, Estonian-speaking violinist Viivi offers greetings from her father, but Karin, who never speaks about her own WWII life in Estonia, tells Viivi to leave. That night in Stockholm, Erik has a chance encounter with Viivi, invites her to his place, and sleeps with her, upsetting Sara in the morning. For money, Viivi plays her violin in the Stockholm subway, and as the days pass, she falls in love with Erik. Viivi and Erik's relationship takes a strange turn when Karin finally begins to speak about past events in her life, and a shocking secret is revealed. The film's music track is by Swedish pop star Lisa Nilsson and her boyfriend Henrik Janson.