1h 28min | Drama | 9 February 2007 (Sweden)
Azad comes to Sweden by mistake. In order to blend in with the family that hides him, he has to pretend that he is nine years old. Suddenly he’s quite alone in a new country and doesn’t understand the language. But with the help of a spaced-out hot dog vendor, the coolest guy in school and world champion Kajsa Bergqvist maybe he can meet his real family again.
If you have Zozo, you can say that this is kind of like it, except that Zozo is a very serious and realistic movie, when this is more like a “feelgood” movie about a boy that want to be an athlete like Kajsa Bergkvist. He comes to Sweden, away from the war in his country, in the start it’s very hard to live in the new country, but he’s starting to grip the situation and gets a lot of friends and respect. I liked this movie, it was fun sometimes and the actors was good, and sometimes brilliant, especially the little boy(played by the infamous Ali Ali) and the hot dog-man(played by the wonderful actor Peter Stormare), but(and this is a big “but”)the movie was far to short, and it did’not got the energy that a movie must have.
Director: Petter Næss
Writers: Rewas Kader (idea), Moni Nilsson-Brännström
Stars: Ali Abdulsalam, Mehmet Aras, Per Fritzell