This is the story of "Kenta" & "Stoffe" and their friends. We get to follow
them from when they're teenagers smoking dope and having fun. As the years
pass "Stoffe" OD's on heroine and die ! "Kenta" get's of the ...展开heavy drugs
while he still can. He is still with us.
In the last one "Misfits To Yuppies", We get to meet their children who now
is the age their parents was in the first film and see what happened to
1. They Call Us Misfits, 1968.avi
2. A Decent Life, 1979.avi
3. Misfits To Yuppies, 1993.avi
DivX, Swedish audio, English subtitles
An epic and incredible series that EVERYONE should see !
They Call Us Misfits follows a group of teenagers as they become recipients,
then victims, of Sweden's welfare-state economy. The group eschews
traditional social values, engaging in selling drugs and smugly criticizing
those who adhere to a schedule and a steady job. This documentary-style film
interviews young people who feel disenfranchised and out of place in the
world but show little if any ambition to improve their station in life. They
willingly speak of their future hopes, providing they have any, and their
childhood experiences which led to their present situation and philosophical
If They Call Us Misfits was a straightforward documentary about a generation adrift, then A Decent Life is a complex portrait of the same generation on its way to frightening collective suicide, where the weapon is a syringe full of heroin.
The Swedish title is
part1: "Dom kallar oss mods"
part2: "Ett anst?ndigt liv"
part3: "Det sociala arvet"
In 1968, fresh from studies at the Swedish Institute of Film, a young man
named Stefan Jarl made a feature documentary about two Stockholm "Mod"
hippies. "They Call Us Misfits" was
intended to allow teenagers to see themselves. The film not only succeeded
in that, but – after some trouble with censors over sex, drugs and rock ’n’
roll – it become a reference point for Scandinavian film.
Jarl went on to make two more films about misfits Kenta and Stoffe in 1979
and 1993. In the sequels, restlessness and pot smoking give way to family
trouble and heroin overdoses – plus the paradox of yuppie offspring. The
films bare the unattractive underbelly of the Swedish welfare state. --
http://www.filmfestival.gr/docfestival/2004a/jarl.html [Dec 2005]