Carmen is twelve years old and is spending the summer holidays in town with her mother, who is growing more and more confused. Due to a lack of playmates her age, she plays with two younger children. Their games are disturbed by a teenager, Bengt-Olof, nicknamed Bengbulan, who terrorises and scares them. Carmen’s mother becomes acutely psychotic and leaves Carmen alone, with no other grown-ups around to help her. When the adult world lets them down, the children have to band together and take matters into their own hands.
Sweden. Feature film. 1996. 1h 22m. Director: Suzanne Osten.
Spoken language: Swedish.
Festival section: Klassikerserien.
Age rec. 13+