Vinterviken Vinterviken

John-John is young and black, growing up with his mother and stepfather in a boring suburb south of Stockholm. On one of the last days of the summer vacation, he rescues 10-year old Patricia from drowning at a public bath at Vinterviken in Lake Mälaren. The girl's father shows his gratitude by taking him home to the wealthy neighborhood, Bromma, where he and his family lives. John-John meets the family's eldest daughter Elisabeth, and instantly fall in love with her. Although he wins over Elisabeth's heart, he still has a long way to go before he wins her father's consent.

Screenplay by Harald Hamrell, Sara Heldt and Mats Wahl. Directed by Harald Hamrell.


Guldbagge Awards Nominee (Best Screenplay) Sweden 1997
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  • Crime
  • Drama
  • Romance

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