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Åke Sandgren

Kådisbellan (The Slingshot)

102' - 1993 - Drama - Dialogue: Swedish
Director: Åke Sandgren Composer: Björn Isfält With: Jesper Salén, Stellan Skarsgård, Basia Frydman
In 1920s Stockholm, times are hard for the young Roland. His tobacconist father holds clandestine socialist meetings while his Russian Jewish mother trades illicitly in condoms. Roland suffers corporal punishment at the hands of his teacher, while his father and elder brother beat him at home, the latter in the name of boxing "practice". Roland responds by shutting himself away with his inventions, including a superb slingshot made from the rubbers his mother sells. Burlesque and tragic, the film's "period" setting does not stop it confronting contemporary problems such as bullying and racism.

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Credits

Director

Åke Sandgren

Composer

Björn Isfält

With

Jesper Salén, Stellan Skarsgård, Basia Frydman

Scenario

Åke Sandgren

Director of Photography

Göran Nilsson

Editor

Grete Møldrup

Producer

Waldemar Bergendahl, Miro Vostiar

More information

Dialogue

Swedish

Countries of production

Denmark, Sweden

Screenplay based on

"Kådisbellan" (Roland Schütt)

Year

1993

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