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  • Post last modified:September 15, 2021


Teenager John-John (Mustapha Aarab) saves a little girl from drowning and falls in love with her older sister (Elsa Ɩhrn), but their romance faces a series of obstacles. A fresh adaptation of a beloved young adult novel that updates the story and makes a few welcome changes, including addressing some of the violence potentially facing anyone growing up in Swedenā€™s most troubled suburbs. Cute puppy love between a boy and a girl from opposite sides of the tracks, boosted by likable efforts from the young leads. Formulaic, but attractively staged and scored, well attuned to younger audiences.

2021-Sweden. VOD. 90 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Alexis Almstrƶm. Novel: Mats Wahl. Song: ā€Eld & lĆ„gorā€ (performed by Victor Leksell). Cast: Mustapha Aarab (John-John), Elsa Ɩhrn (Elisabeth), Magnus Krepper (Frank), Loreen, Jonay Pineda Skallak, Simon Mezherā€¦ Marika Lagercrantz.

Trivia: Original title: Vinterviken.Ā The novel was previously filmed in Sweden asĀ VintervikenĀ (1996).



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