Tala! Det är så mörkt (1993)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Social Problem Film, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Sweden  |  
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Modern-day Sweden has its share of racist punk skinheads, as this movie shows. In the story, one such punk (Simon Norrthon) has just gathered with his friends to beat up a black boy and he has hoped on board a train. There, an elderly man, quite obviously Jewish (Etienne Glaser), insists on striking up a conversation with him, despite his clear hostility. The old man wants to know what motivates him, and invites him to come to his home sometime in the future so they can continue talking. Curiously, the boy accepts his invitation, and as he talks, we see images of his current activities with his gang. They don't always win in their battles with minorities, and are sometimes beaten up. Eventually, the boy recognizes the older man as the kind of father and mentor he never had and had always wanted, and their arguments turn into real discussions, as he puts his demons to rest.

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father, invitation, Jewish, mentor, punk, recognition [familiarity], skinhead, white-supremacy