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Stockholmsnatt

The King of Kungsan
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Directed by Staffan Hildebrand
Produced by Hillar Loor
Written by Staffan Hildebrand
Narrated by Quincy Jones III
Starring Paolo Roberto
Quincy Jones III
Liam Norberg
Music by Quincy Jones III
Karl Dyall
Kasper Blom
Cinematography Johan Schell
Editing by Thomas Holéwa
Carina Hellberg
Fredrik Becklén
Release date(s) 23 January 1987
Running time 47 min.
Country Sweden
Language Swedish

Stockholmsnatt (English: Stockholm Night or The King of Kungsan) is a 1987 Swedish drama film directed by Staffan Hildebrand. The film is loosely based on a true story about Paolo Roberto, later a professional boxer and TV presenter. Because of his Italian roots, Paolo is dealing with an identity crisis. With an admiration of kung fu films and with his teenage aggressions, the kung fu films have a negative impact on him, which tempts him to practice violence on innocent citizens in Stockholm.

The films takes place in Kungsträdgården, which normally is a popular meeting place, but is shown differently in the film because it has been occupied by violent teenage gangs. The film was shown amongst students during the late 1980s in order to prevent future violence between rival gangs. However, the film had an opposite effect on the youth who identified with Roberto, and became influential on the violent "kickers" subculture. It is today regarded as one of the most important cult films in Sweden.[1]

Cast

  • Paolo Roberto as Paolo
  • Enzo Roberto as Paolo's father
  • Ellen Roberto as Paolo's mother
  • Ian Roberto as Ian
  • Quincy Jones III as Quincy
  • Camilla Lundén as Nillan
  • Jonas Rasmusson as Ziggy
  • Niklas Dahlqvist as Dizzy
  • Liam Norberg as Mange (Credited as Magnus Ellertsson)

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • Swedish Film Database
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