Sma Och Stora Man (1995)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Drama, Period Film  |   Run Time - 109 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |  
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The friendship between three Swedish aficionados of American jazz provides the basis of this bluesy Swedish drama set during the '30s. The three pals, Folke, Gosta and Karl-Otto just love listening to jazz and surreptitiously try to play it whenever Folke's dour father, a minister, is not around to reprove them. Though the stern patriarch does all he can to keep his curious young son in the home village, the three pals beginning planning a trip to New York City. Thanks to a sudden influx of cash from the recently deceased Mrs. Alm, the kids set sail. Unfortunately, one of them doesn't survive the journey and the other two never leave their boat once they arrive in America. Upon their return to Stockholm, the survivors decide to become jazz players themselves.

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friendship, self-discovery, grief, jazz, music, on-the-road