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
Art House & International , Comedy
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Ernst-Hugo Järegård
as Teacher Lundin
Reine Brynolfsson
as Hinge Bergegren
Axel Duberg
as Inspector Gissle
Ing-Marie Carlsson
as Karin Adamsson
Ernst Gunther
as Principal
Tomas Norström
as Boxing Trainer
Rolf Lassgård
as Prisoner
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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.

July 13, 2003

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

Full Review… | January 30, 2002
Spirituality and Practice

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September 21, 2005
International Press Academy

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September 3, 2005

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May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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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.

Pierluigi Puccini
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