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Don't Wipe Tears Without Gloves (2012)
Torka aldrig tÃ¥rar utan handskar (original title)
Subtitles: English (optional)
Duration: 177 minutes (in 3 parts)
Director: Simon Kaijser
Writer: Jonas Gardell (also authored the 3 volume novel on which the series is based)
Stars: Adam Lundgren, Adam PÃ¥lsson, BjÃ¶rn Kjellman
Production: Swedish Public Television (SVT)
IMDb: 8.4!! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2399776/
Episode 1: Love
Episode 2: Disease
Episode 3: Death
When Rasmus steps off the train at Stockholmâ€™s Central Station in September 1982 he is leaving behind the small, rural community of Koppom forever. Young and beautiful, he throws himself into Stockholmâ€™s gay community, unable to say anyone.
Benjamin is a young Jehovahâ€™s Witness, enthusiastically going from door to door preaching about God. Nothing can shake his faith until the day he knocks on the door belonging to Paul, the warmest, funniest and bitchiest homosexual God ever created. Paul invites him to his annual holiday party on Christmas Eve where, with snow falling over the city, Rasmus and Benjamin meet and nothing is the same again.
This is a story of a time and a place. It happened in Stockholm, on the streets, among the people who lived out their lives in Sweden's capital - in the cityâ€™s parks, its sidewalk cafÃ©s, bars, sauna clubs, porn cinemas, hospitals, churches and cemeteries. In a city where most of the inhabitants carried on with their lives as if nothing was happening, young men fell ill, grew thinner, wasted away and died. It was like a war being fought in peace time. The very people who loved the most, who were possessed by love - they were the ones taken by the frost.
Torka aldrig tÃ¥rar utan handskar / Never Wipe Tears Without Gloves is a compelling, passionate and intimate portrayal of 1980s Stockholm, of people who had started to grasp their freedom for the first time in history, and about an illness that breaks out and threatens to kill them all.
The series is based on actual persons and the real-life experiences of the author, Jonas Gardell, a gay man who was the same age as Benjamin and Rasmus in the eighties. The three-part series was produced by and aired on Swedish Public Television (SVT) in 2012. It became a huge hit when it premiered in Sweden. It does not shy away from depicting gay relationships or the immense suffering experienced by the many lives touched by HIV/AIDS. And, when Jonas Gardell was named "Homo of the Year" at the Swedish Gay Gala in 2013, Crown Princess of Sweden presented him with the award. Gardell's three novel was published between 2011-2013.
^^^screenshots from the 1080p BD25.