Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Ulf Malmros' Bäst I Sverige! (We Can Be Heroes!) is a family film about the problems of a ten-year old. Marcello (Ariel Petsonk) has two loving, but odd, parents. Father Giuseppe (Michael Nyqvist) wants the boy to group and play soccer, while mother Gunilla (Anna Pettersson) wishes the young boy would join the church choir. A trio of bullies constantly picks on Marcello at school. After talking to a statue of Jesus at the church, Marcello is surprised when it (Pontus Stenshäll) talks back, providing advice on how Marcello can confront his problems. When a Lebanese family buys the house next door, Marcello befriends their child, Fatima (Zamand Hägg). Fatima improves Marcello's soccer skills, while Marcello provides Fatima with some protection when the bullies attack.
boy, bully, family