Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
The title of this Swedish film refers to both a ticking clock and a time bomb. The narrative, in the tradition of Slacker (1991), Short Cuts (1993), and Pulp Fiction (1994) explores angst and despair in the lives of a variety of lovers, loners, and losers -- young Micke (Oliver Loftien), planning arson on his school; his classmate Jeanette (Tuva Novotny); skinheads Lasse (Emil Forselius) and Jorma (Mats Helin), hanging at a bar where they get an offer from immigrant Pedro (Claudio Salgado); a cop, Niklas (Thomas Hanzon), and his buddy Tommy (Douglas Johansson). Niklas has victimized Kent (Jacob Nordennson), whose wife Ylva (Tintin Anderzon) tries to defuse his anger and frustration. The events seen in the film all take place in a 24-hour period.
angst, arson, despair, loner, loser, lover