Hop in Then!

      Ulla Bolinder

Hop in Then!

The year is 1964. Kicki and Eva-Lena are teenage girls in a university town in Sweden. They are students at the respectable community girls' school, where the pupils are expected to always be decent and well-behaved. Because of this, the two girls try to hide what they are up to on Saturday nights. "We usually go first to the cinema and then to Svartbäcksgatan. That's the street in Uppsala where the guys called raggare drive their cars up and down looking for girls. But we usually say we are going to the movies if anyone asks what we intend to do." Hop in Then! is a kind of time capsule which depicts Sweden during the "peoples home" period, its youth culture, the psychodynamic aspects of maladaptive behavior, yet also the attractive sides of the cruising life style. It is also about friendship, yearning and hope - the vain hope that covers the pain and keeps striving alive.
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