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A fresh look at WWII and its aftermath

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Most movies involving European Jews in the middle of the last century focus on the Holocaust. The terrible event remains inexplicable, decades later, so it's no wonder filmmakers still find much to explore in it. The Swedish hit "Simon and the Oaks" is different: The Second World War ends around the middle of the film. In the first half, we feel the terror in the air, as two friends, Simon...

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