Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
It is 1961, and Sweden has become a haven for refugees fleeing the Iron Curtain. In this story, a boardinghouse has become a kind of international way-station, with families from Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Finland, Russia, Poland and Hungary. It is also a place where passions run high, fueled by love affairs, political disagreements, and rivalries of all kinds. All the same, this dreary building and its environs are the only home the children of these foreigners know, and they cope with their chaotic circumstances better than their parents do. Despite this, there are tragedies among them, too.