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A story of love and death. Rasmus, 19, escapes to Stockholm and finds love in the religious Benjamin just as the AIDS epidemic hits the city's gay community.
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Series cast summary:
Adam Lundgren ...  Benjamin 3 episodes, 2012
Adam Pålsson ...  Rasmus 3 episodes, 2012
Björn Kjellman ...  Berättarröst / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Simon J. Berger ...  Paul 3 episodes, 2012
Emil Almén ...  Seppo 3 episodes, 2012
Michael Jonsson Michael Jonsson ...  Lars-Åke 3 episodes, 2012
Christoffer Svensson Christoffer Svensson ...  Bengt 3 episodes, 2012
Kristoffer Berglund Kristoffer Berglund ...  Reine 3 episodes, 2012
Annika Olsson Annika Olsson ...  Rasmus mamma 3 episodes, 2012
Stefan Sauk ...  Rasmus pappa 3 episodes, 2012
Marie Richardson ...  Benjamins mamma 3 episodes, 2012
Gerhard Hoberstorfer ...  Benjamins pappa 3 episodes, 2012
Ulf Friberg Ulf Friberg ...  Holger 3 episodes, 2012
Jonathan Eriksson Jonathan Eriksson ...  Benjamin, 7 år 3 episodes, 2012
Claes Hartelius Claes Hartelius ...  Ove 3 episodes, 2012
Belle Weiths Belle Weiths ...  Benjamins syster, 5 år 3 episodes, 2012
Gorm Rembe-Nylander Gorm Rembe-Nylander ...  Rasmus, 7 år 3 episodes, 2012
Lisa Linnertorp Lisa Linnertorp ...  Elisabeth 2 episodes, 2012
Ia Langhammer ...  Sjuksköterska 2 episodes, 2012
Sanna Sundqvist ...  Madde 2 episodes, 2012
Jennie Silfverhjelm Jennie Silfverhjelm ...  Rasmus läkare 2 episodes, 2012
Julia Sporre Julia Sporre ...  Benjamins syster, 17 år 2 episodes, 2012
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A story of love and death. Rasmus, 19, escapes to Stockholm and finds love in the religious Benjamin just as the AIDS epidemic hits the city's gay community.

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8 October 2012 (Sweden) See more »

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(3 parts)

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Dolby Digital (5.1)

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16:9 HD
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Beautiful, thought-provoking and heart-wrenching drama.
23 October 2012 | by camillabardSee all my reviews

Script writer and author Jonas Gardell brings us a very interesting, genuinely touching, heart- wrenching and important piece of modern history. It deals with the start of the AIDS epidemic in 1980's homophobic Sweden.

It is a love story between Rasmus and Benjamin, two young men from very different backgrounds, in a time when homosexuality was still very much a taboo subject and not socially accepted.

But it is also a story of a time when young men in the gay community suddenly started to fall ill, whither away and die, in what became known as the "Gay Plague". A new virus shook the world and nobody knew how to deal with it. Ignorance lead to scaremongering, prejudices and enormous stigma, as the title suggests.

It is un-sentimental, yet truly and deeply touching. Beautifully filmed, well directed and phenomenally acted. The two leads Adam Palsson and Adam Lundgren give honest, moving, raw and believable performances as Rasmus and Benjamin, fighting for their love and acceptance from both their families and society. Simon J Berger shines in his portrayal of their friend, the flamboyant, fiercely loyal, brutally honest and truly life affirming "Paul". Bjorn Kjellman, narrator and also playing the older "Benjamin" is not featured so much but his performance is heart-breaking and honest. The supporting cast (especially the parents) are also VERY strong and provide a real backbone to the piece.

An important series that shows the dangers of ignorance and prejudice, the importance of love, acceptance and remembrance and a reminder that as "Paul" says: Nobody gets to live their life over, that's the point.


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