Slingshot (1993)



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Roland (Jesper Salen) is a boy growing up in Stockholm. It is the middle of the 1920s, and he suffers from the twin handicaps of being Jewish and the son of a socialist. However, despite the taunts and bullying he endures, he gets in a few licks of his own, and manages to have some fun (and get some revenge on his tormentors). One particularly successful ploy of his is to take some of the illegal condoms his mother is selling in her tobacco store and use them to power some slingshots he has made, sellling them to neighborhood boys. This affectionate, richly detailed portrait of a man's early adolescence in pre-war Stockholm is based on an autobiographical novel by Roland Schutt) ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Slingshot

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Starts out great with the kid's innocent interpretation of a condom. Kinda loses that tone though.

Jul 14, 2003 | Rating: 3/5

Vividly portrays the amazing resiliency of a Swedish adolescent who valiantly tries to keep his soul alive in adverse conditions.

Jan 30, 2002 | Full Review…

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The stumbles of a curious swedish/jewish little rascal, treated with a great deal of wit and sincerity. fantastically funny and a bit twisted, never falls into cheap tearjerking.

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