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Before the Storm (2000)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Per Graffman ...
Ali
Maria Lundqvist ...
Alis fru
Sasha Becker ...
Sara
Anni Ececioglu ...
Saras storasyster (as Anni Egecioglu)
Emil Odepark ...
Leo
Tintin Anderzon ...
Leos mamma
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Leos pappa
Eric Lager ...
Lillebror
Nasrin Pakkho ...
Den kvinnliga kuriren
Caweh Passereh ...
Kurirens barnbarn
Mina Azarian ...
Alis förra fru
Ashkan Ghods ...
Alis son
César Sarachu ...
Gisslantagare (as Cesar Sarachu)
Reza Shojanyan ...
Gisslantagare (as Reza Shojaiyan)
Naser Ghofranifar ...
Gisslantagare
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7/10
27 September 2000 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Leo, a guy in the seventh grade gets harassed by a two years older boy in school and seeks revenge. At the same time, Ali, the father of a girl in Leo's class (who Leo has a crush on) is contacted by a opposition group from his home country that wants Ali to assassinate an important man for them. Otherwise, they'll kill the family that Ali left when moving to Sweden.

These two stories about morale are connected to each other in Reza Parsa's remarkable debut. The direction is good, the acting is excellent (especially young Emil Odepark in the difficult role as Leo) and the photography is way better than it usually is in the Swedish movie industry.

Lukas Moodysson started a boom of making good films in Sweden with "Fucking Åmål" ("Show Me Love" in the U.S.) and I hope that'll continue with future movies from Parsa and Moodysson, who prove themselves to be the most talented Swedish directors since Bo Wideberg. The best drama-thriller in a while. 7/10


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