Most "drug tales" come off as pedantic or condescending, with obvious warning signs and useless character clichés. That is not the case in this moving film from Danish director Børge Ring.
The main character doesn't come from a "broken home" or the "wrong side of the tracks". He's just a kid who starts experimenting with drugs. Then the experimenting turns to habit and the habit turns to addiction. His parents do all they can to help him, they are completely involved in his life but, alas, to no avail. One of reasons this film is so effective is because it doesn't preach, blame or villainize.
It's a great way to start the conversation about drugs and addiction. If you'd like to see it, I think they're offering it over at www.Filmporium.com the $5 DVD also includes the hilarious, other-wordly "Strange Invaders" and "Falling In Love Again" which features animation set to Marlene Dietrich's version of the titular song.
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