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Home Sweet Home (Hem Ljuva Hem) (2001)

Home Sweet Home (Hem Ljuva Hem)




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A family torn apart by violence is thrown into an even greater crisis when one member retaliates in this emotional drama. Kent (Michael Nyqvist) is a cowardly, foul-tempered man who often beats his wife Sara (Kristina Tornqvist) and inflicts both physical and emotional brutality on his son Stefan (Anastasios Soulis). One day, Sara finds Kent lying on the couch unconscious, his head trapped in a plastic bag. At first, Sara thinks her husband committed suicide, until Stefan confesses he could take no more of Kent's punishment and used the bag to kill his father. In a panic, Sara and Stefan take Kent out to the country and dump him in a wooded clearing. However, Sara soon receives a call from the police -- it seems Kent was comatose but not dead, and while he's lost the use of the lower half of his body, he will survive. Now confined to a wheelchair, Kent returns home, with Sara and Stefan nervous and unsure if he remembers the particulars about the incident that crippled him. As they try to determine what he does and doesn't know, they're filled with pity, fear, and anger as his violent nature begins to manifest itself once again. Hem Ljuva Hem was the first directorial effort from Dan Ying, who previously distinguished himself as a film editor and stunt coordinator. ~ Mark Deming, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
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