Mother of Mine (2005) -
During WWII about 70,000 children from Finland are said to have been sent
to neutral Sweden to avoid the ramifications of the war.
This is a story about one young boy who was part of this exodus for a time.
The family he is sent to live with in Sweden as the story goes involve a nice
Swedish man who always has sensible enough ideas about how to deal
with matters as they arise, and his wife, who is terribly portrayed an a sometimes
cruelly thinking woman with irrationality in her Ejudgement and harshness in her
expressions at times.
A particular scene of note is when she pulls her father away from the dinner
table before it appeared he was finished eating his food.
The woman portrayed in the movie as the adopted mother for a time comes
from a stock that is known for its capacity for effusive loving and caring
capacities to give human warmth.
But for this spirit to thrive and weather the storms, mitigation must be employed
against the ravages of the earth as the nicest people are always the targets
of those who would do evil in our world so many have suffered too greatly
over time to have remained true to their original spirit at all times.
As new generations form, care must be taken to prevent harm coming to
the best possible human spirit development in all ways possible, and this spirit
must be nurtured and protected with all the means at our disposal as good
The character played by the woman who is the adopted Swedish mother in
the movie still displays the capacity to somewhat make up for wrongs in her
Despite having been cruel from some perspective to the little boy at first
at some point she presents him with a bicycle hoping to heal his spirit
I sort of doubted at some point that the movie would actually be made
by a Swedish group rather than say those that claim the Finnish children
weren't always given the best treatment. In this respect I find the IMDB
listing appears to indicate this a a movie from Finland instead - although
it is in the Swedish language and perhaps filmed in Sweden too.
Not to paint with a broad brush, the transgressions of a single woman
played in the movie should hardly take away from what we know of the
great humanly warm spirit of Sweden - long may it continue to exist. amen
Michael Rizzo Chessman