Director Staffan Hildebrand
Genre Crime, Drama
Writer Staffan Hildebrand
|Release date 23 January 1987|
Similar Nattbuss 807 , On the Loose (1985 film) , Sökarna
Stockholmsnatt (English: Stockholm Night or The King of Kungsan) is a Swedish drama film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 23 January 1987, 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.
The film was released to VHS in 1987 and to DVD on 7 September 2005.
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