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Swedish mini-series about the struggle the homosexual community had with AIDS. Rasmus arrives in Stockholm from rural Varmland and throws himself headlong into the gay scene.

In 1982, carefree student Rasmus arrives in Stockholm from rural Varmland having hidden his homosexuality all his life. Determined to make up for lost time he throws himself headlong into the gay scene and is taken under the wing of Paul, a bitchy but caring queen with a close group of gay friends.

Benjamin, a Jehovah's Witness doing his rounds, knocks on Paul's door and is immediately, correctly, identified by Paul as a homosexual. As part of coming to terms with his sexual identity and his crisis of faith Benjamin accepts an invitation to Paul's Christmas party, where he meets Rasmus. Rasmus and Benjamin fall in love immediately and form a close and powerful bond, despite Rasmus's indiscretions and Benjamin's religion.

Until now, news of an increase in HIV infection, still not fully understood, has been ignored by the group and the gay community as a whole. But soon they can ignore it no longer as AIDS begins to take its devastating, heartbreaking toll on families and friendships.

In Swedish with English subtitles.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 2 Dec 2013 22:00

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Role Contributor
Paul Simon J Berger
Benjamin Adam Lundgren
Rasmus Adam Palsson
Benjamin's Mother Marie Richardson
Narrator Bjorn Kjellman
Seppo Emil Almen
Bengt Christoffer Svensson
Reine Kristoffer Berglund
Rasmus's Mother Annika Olsson
Rasmus's Father Stefan Sauk
Benjamin's Father Gerhard Hoberstorfer
Director Simon Kaijser
Writer Jonas Gardell