The Slingshot is a touching, humorous tale of a Swedish boy in the 1920's named Roeland. He comes from a socialist, jewish family, and his story follows his resolve against life's persecutions and the struggle to maintain pride in is family, religion and political beliefs.
His persecutions include a sadistic fascist school instructor who likes to beat him, overbearing parents, a bully brother who also like to beat him, run ins with the royalist police, the daily trials of being a boy interested in sex, confused about girls, fear of being weaker then his brother, finding ways to make money and confussion about life and his future, and being a cute young boy who is turning into a young man.
There was huge praise for Jespar Salen, who plays Roland. Audiences and critics alike felt his performance was a revelation for a debut, and, since then, he has gone on to be a well respected name and talent in the international film world. The acting and emotion he utilizes makes the viewer actually feel his hurts, his inquisitiveness, and his triumphs.
This is a great film. Sadly one that has all but been forgotten in it's short life. It took some doing to get this trailer in an uploadable format. Something I'm proud of, as I am proud to share this film with my friends.
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