Directed by Ake Sandgren
twelve years old. His mother is a Russian Jew
and his father is a Swedish Socialist. Living in a society that considers his
father's politics to be treason and his mother's religion blasphemy, Roland is the victim
of ceaseless bullying and prejudice. But Roland is a survivor...
When he's not busy being persecuted, the determined Roland is a budding
inventor. Creating a powerful slingshot out of wire and two of his mother's
contraband condoms, the young survival artist ultimately seizes on an ingenious way to turn the
tables on his oppressors, bringing him fame, fortune and big trouble with
the police. This film won the Swedish Academy Award for Best Picture.
Swedish with English subtitles. 102