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The Slingshot (1993)

Kådisbellan (original title)
R | | Drama | 3 June 1994 (USA)
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Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he ... See full summary »

Director:

Åke Sandgren

Writers:

Åke Sandgren, Roland Schütt (book)
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesper Salén ... Roland Schütt
Stellan Skarsgård ... Fritiof Schütt
Basia Frydman Basia Frydman ... Zipa Schütt
Niklas Olund Niklas Olund ... Bertil Schütt
Ernst-Hugo Järegård ... Teacher Lundin
Ernst Günther ... Principal
Axel Düberg ... Inspector Gissle
Reine Brynolfsson ... Hinke Berggren
Heinz Hopf ... Shoe salesman
Frida Hallgren ... Margit
Tomas Norström ... Boxing Trainer
Ing-Marie Carlsson ... Karin Adamsson
Rolf Lassgård ... Prisoner
Jurek Sawka Jurek Sawka ... Kopowski the Orthopaedist
Tommy Johnson ... Blacksmith
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Storyline

Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special attention of his school teacher, who always makes sure that Roland is punished. Roland also tries to make extra money by repairing bicycles, a successful business that in the end lands him in hot water. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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If growing up were easy, everybody would do it. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This was Sweden's 1993 submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, though it failed to secure a nomination. See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Kådisbellan (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Vår Gud är oss en väldig borg
Music composed by Martin Luther
Lyrics by Martin Luther and Olaus Petri, Johan Olof Wallin
Sung by Jesper Salén and Ernst-Hugo Järegård
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Yet another great movie set in the 50s about growing up
7 July 1999 | by torkeltuvaSee all my reviews

Yet another great movie set in the 50s about growing up. It just says it all. it is impossible to break the spirit of this young boy, how hard the xenophobic school and society try. An important and beautiful film indeed.


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Country:

Denmark | Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

3 June 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Slingshot See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,711, 5 June 1994

Gross USA:

$308,368

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$308,368
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Dolby

Color:

Color
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