Twelve-year-old Carmen's summer looks dismal. Nearly everyone has left her suburban Swedish town to vacation elsewhere; her mother is mentally unstable, an adult sister is working far away; only two younger kids, Kersti and Anders, are available as playmates. Far worse problems, however are introduced by the return of Bengan, a 20-ish layabout who, along with a similarly thuggish friend, has no qualms about tormenting the defenseless neighborhood children for sport. bully.
Shown at Mill Valley Film Festival October 3-13, 1996.