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This is the most tragic moving picture made as series ever, when it comes to why kids always nag about growing up. Even though the writer of this mini-series is a comedian it's so tragic you could burst into tears.
Jonas Gardell takes us to a suburban part of Sweden, somewhere in the 70'es. We follow Juha as a witness through harassment in the middle-grade, with the outsider, strange Thomas with his German mother and the next-door girl Jenny who's in love with him, and the tough boys in the class who checks out the girls in the locker-room. Well, Juha is stuck between all these scenarios and characters.
There is just one thing to do. Joke about it.
The "film" tells you all about how it sounds in a teenagers ears when adults say stuff like: "You'll just be glad as long as you're a kid".
Also how memories or traumatic events can scar you for the rest of your life even if you're a kid.
If you have an opportunity to see this, don't miss it.
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