On November 30th (the date when King Karl XII died) there will usually be demonstrations by hyper-national and neo-Nazi groups, and also democratic counter demonstrations. The plot of "West... See full summary »
On November 30th (the date when King Karl XII died) there will usually be demonstrations by hyper-national and neo-Nazi groups, and also democratic counter demonstrations. The plot of "West Side Story" is transferred to the Stockholmian suburb Alby where many immigrants live. But the film is no plagiarism, in particular no so because many scenes have the intensive character of live transmission. The boy (Adam) belongs to a Nazi group whose racial attitude is foremost directed against immigrants with 'wrong' colour of hair or skin. The girl (Julia) belongs to a family of political fugitives from Peru. Adam and Julia immediately fall in great and reciprocal love, and there are highly emotional love scenes. Therefore Adam breaks with his group. But when his best friend is killed by Julia's brother, he kills the brother. In turn the couple is hunted by the police and Julia's relatives. Both Adam and Julia are finally murdered. The film takes no step toward reconciliation. Written by
Max Scharnberg, Stockholm, Sweden
One thing I have never figured out is why they chose the title 30e November since the plot is set around June 6th and has nothing to do with the celebrations of Karl XII. My only guess is that the made up the title first and then shot the film in the summer for convenience.
The only reason why i gave the film a 2 instead of a 1 is that its good for a laugh when nothing else is on.
I wouldn't recommend this film to anyone expecting quality. Bad acting, bad script.
The only positive thing is that they have captured the 90ies feeling quite well.
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