This is a story about a small boy who had two mothers and yet had none. In 1943, in a war-torn Finland, 9-year-old Eero 's father is killed on the front. Eero's mother makes the painful decision to send her only child to safety in neutral Sweden. In Sweden, Eero's foster mother, Signe, welcomes him to her home but not to her heart. Eero doesn't speak any Swedish and feels unwelcome in his foster family while missing his mother terribly. All the long-awaited letters from his mother are addressed to Signe, not to him. One day Eero accidentally discovers a letter which he never was supposed to read. During the Second World War over 70,000 war children were sent from Finland to Sweden, Denmark and Norway in the biggest evacuation of children ever undertaken in the world. Mother of Mine, by award-winning director Klaus Haro is the first feature-length film ever made about the fate of an individual war child.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Klaus Härö

Written by: Jimmy Karlsson, Jimmy Karlsson

Cinematography: Jarkko T. Laine

Original Score: Tuomas Kantelinen

Cast: Maria Lunddqvist (Signe), Michael Nyqvist (Hjalmar), Topi Majaniemi (Eero Lahti), Marjaana Maijala (Kirsti, Eero's mother)

Nominations and Awards

  • European Composer 2006
  • Feature Film Selection 2006