New Swedish Language Movies
1970s, Sweden - Hard working farmer Agne (played by acclaimed actor Reine Brynolfsson) struggles with the harsh reality of his daily life, hoping his teenage son Klas will take over the farm and continue his legacy. Klas however, dreams of a world far away from this rural existence. Sumptuously lensed, this powerful coming of age story, written and directed by Jens Assur, paints a tangled web of shame, guilt, madness and the dreams of youth.
The story takes place in the summer of 1995 outside of Gothenburg, Sweden, during the rise of Neo-Nazi violence that was sweeping across the country. The film 'John Hron' is the true story about a teenager, his friends and family. John is caught up in defense of a student being bullied in school. As the conflict with the bully escalates it soon causes strain between John and his friends. While John is trying to win back his friends, the bully joins a violent Neo-Nazi gang. This also casts a long shadow over John’s plans of a future motorcycle vacation with his girlfriend and his efforts in persuing to win the national canoeing championships. For his fearless and heroic actions John Hron becomes a well-known icon and has had a great impact on Sweden even to this day.