About the film
child abuse sadistic based on novel or book parent child relationship socialism fascist condom class spanking anti-semitism coming of age working class bigotry childhood reform school slingshot 1930s
Release Date: September 24, 1993
|Slogan||:||«If growing up were easy, everybody would do it.»|
|Production Companies||:||SVT Drama, Nordisk Film, Svensk Filmindustri, Svenska Filminstitutet|
|Producers||:||Waldemar Bergendahl, Miro Vostiar|
|Writers||:||Åke Sandgren, Roland Schütt|
Stockholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special attention of his school teacher, who always makes sure that Roland is punished. Roland also tries to make extra money by repairing bicycles, a successful business that in the end lands him in hot water.