Beyond

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Plot

A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 6.9/10 (1,255 voted)

Director:
Pernilla August

Stars: Noomi Rapace, Ola Rapace, Outi Mäenpää

Storyline
A drama set in 1970s Sweden and centered on a young woman's experiences growing up in a home riddled with abuse and alcoholism.

Writers: Pernilla August, Susanna Alakoski

Cast:

Noomi Rapace

Leena


Ola Rapace

Johan


Outi Mäenpää

Aili


Ville Virtanen

Kimmo


Tehilla Blad

Leena – as child


Junior Blad

Sakari


Alpha Blad

Marja


Selma Cuba

Flisan


Minna Haapkylä

Helmi


Håkan Bengtsson

Veikko


Julia Öhrström-Jönsson

Riita


Lotten Roos

Inga-Lill


Rasmus Troedsson

Sten Hård


Simon J. Berger

Bengt Brink


Kerstin Andersson

Margareta Persson



Details

Official Website:
Official site |

Release Date: 10 December 2010



Box Office Details

Budget: $3,000,000

(estimated)

Gross: $4,800,080
(Sweden)
(13 March 2011)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

Outi Mäenpää originally had no intention to actually take part in filming and attended the casting session just to meet Pernilla August in person. Mäenpää did not want to participate since she was going to get married around the time when the filming was supposed to begin. Eventually her wedding date was not changed, but the filming started bit later.



User Review

An excellent drama with outstanding acting

Rating: 10/10


This is a drama that almost sets you in a mode of physical pain
throughout the whole film session. The director Pernilla August lets
the viewer become a part of the private lives of the people you get to
know in this film in a way that's almost embarrassing. You just stand
there, watching their lives falling into pieces while the alcohol takes
over the control and you cry, not by sentimentality but a painful cry
by pity and compassion. You are not even able to hate the dreadful
father (Ville Virtanen) and the mother (Outi Mäenpää) letting this
happen to her children whom she loves.

Seeing these things through the grown up woman Leena (Noomi Rapace)
gives you the distance that you need to be able to suffer this
emotional torture. She has hidden these experiences deep inside of her,
but a phone call from her dying mother confronts her with her dark
past.

The young Leena is played by Tehilla Blad and she carries this film
with the same depth and intensity as her elder alter ego Noomi Rapace
does. Rapace is the star actress in this film but Blad's performance in
this film is the biggest remaining impression I carry with me when I
leave the theater. ALL the actors make an outstanding work. The acting
in Beyond goes beyond many good films and there is no weak link, not
even the young children. The continuity between the girl Leena and the
women Leena is exceptional. Not primarily for their look but for their
expression and how you can read their feelings and thoughts in their
faces.