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Kid Svensk

Kid Svensk. Sweden, Finland. Feature film. 2007. 90 min. Director: Nanna Huolman.
Subtitles: Swedish subtitles.
Age rec. 12+

Kid Svensk is about parental uprisings, newly awakened sexuality and growing up as a Sweden Finn. It is 1984 and 12-year old Kirsi Ruotsalainen, or Kid Svensk as she calls herself, is forced against her will to go to Finland with her mother, her mother’s friends and their teenage son. The journey turns out to be one which awakens strong feelings and which puts their Swedish-Finnish identity in central focus.