Yamakasi 2
Öga rött, Ett

Förortsungar (2006)
Comedy,Drama,Family
Sweden / Swedish
Dogge Doggelito Viktor
Alejandro Castillo Antonio
Jonathan Kurkson Hassan
Teodor Runsjö Micke
Hannu Kiaviaho Pecka
Sunil Munshi Jesper
Sanna Ekman Maggan
Jennifer Brown Janet
Embla Hjulström Mirre
Gustaf Skarsgård Johan
Beylula Kidane Adgoy Amina
Ahmadu Jah Said
Fredrik Eddari Ali
Olle Sarri Berra
Douglas Johansson Socialchef
Peter Jezewski Johnny
Jacob Mohlin Cop
Marienette Dahlin Cop
Cesar Fulgencio Teacher
Majken Pollack Doctor
Eduardo Grutzky Restaurangchef
Christopher Mhina Marco
Director: Catti Edfeldt,Ylva Gustavsson
Producer: Peter Holthausen,Pontus Sjöman
Writer: Hans Renhäll
Not bad for children
Kidz in da Hood screened as part of MIFF's New Gen strand for children. MIFF notes recommended it for audiences aged 12+, though in the absence of much children's cinema, and with my 6 year old having had much access to adult world cinema, I had no hesitation in taking him. While the film has "mild sexual references and mild coarse language", it really shouldn't be an issue for anyone but the prudish.

The film depicts an orphaned nine year old refugee facing deportation from Sweden and how she finds shelter in a run-down public housing block, staying with a punk rocker. For me, a good children's film should cater for all ages, including adults, which means not underestimating the intelligence of children. Kidz in da Hood doesn't quite meet this criteria, yet my son enjoyed it immensely, as did the group of several children in front of us aged 8 - 12.

It tackles issues of ethnicity, acceptance, crime and humanitarianism in a manner that is digestible for children, so is worth seeing for that alone. My son gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Personal
Seen it:Nej
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 5
Loan
Movie
Imdb rating: 5.1
Musician: Fabian Torsson
Running time: 96 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
Technical
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Stereo [Swedish]
Everything else:
Last modified: 2008-01-02 13:13:43