Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (2012)
OT: Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar
Topic: gay, Coming Out, HIV, AIDS
Premiere: October 8, 2012 (Sweden)
DVD-Release: December 26, 2013 (UK)
Run time: 2h 54min
Adam Lundgren (Benjamin) ♂♂
Adam Pålsson (Rasmus) ♂♂
Simon J. Berger (Paul) ♂♂
Björn Kjellman (Voiceover)
Emil Almén (Seppo)
Michael Jonsson (Lars-Åke)
Christoffer Svensson (Bengt)
Kristoffer Berglund (Reine)
Annika Olsson (Rasmus' mother)
Stefan Sauk (Rasmus' father)
Marie Richardson (Benjamin's mother)
Gerhard Hoberstorfer (Benjamin's father)
Ulf Friberg (Holger)
Director: Simon Kaijser
Rasmus arrives in Stockholm in September 1982, leaving his small town upbringing behind him forever. Young and beautiful, he throws himself into the lively city's gay scene. When, on Christmas Eve, Rasmus meets Benjamin, a deep love ensues between them and for a brief time their blissful happiness is uninterrupted. Around this time, inexplicably, young men start to get sick, then fade away and die. AIDS has come to Stockholm and suddenly nothing can ever be the same again, even for Rasmus and Benjamin.
It's the most heartbreakingly beautiful piece of TV I've seen in a very long time as well as an important piece of social history. [amazon customer]
DON'T EVER WIPE TEARS WITHOUT GLOVES is an award-winning 2012 three-part Swedish TV drama based on the novel trilogy by Jonas Gardell. It was aired and released in Sweden and the UK.
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