13 April 2012
Bloody Boys follows three families through three parallel stories... Birgitta decides to end her apartment lease to move in with yet another man, leaving her son, Simon, without a place to stay. Simon's dad, Tomas, seems like the only one to turn to, but he has long since given up on the world... Lina asks for a divorce, which prompts Gunnar to start writing a book on the cruel ways of love and marriage. Their adoptive son, Bjorn, is forced out on his own where he starts to ponder identity and being, thoughts that lead him into unknown territory... Ida and Kristoffer share a tragic heritage which they are struggling to break free from. Kristoffer does his best to ease his mother through her fits of rage, while longing for a less complicated life. Ida tries all kinds of remedies for her affliction, but to no avail, and eventually the source of the problem is traced back up the bloodline... Bloody Boys accounts for the workings of downward spirals, whose patterns drag individuals as well as their families into them. The film depicts the human aspects of a number of brutal proceedings, where life itself may be the price of freedom.
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