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LEAPS AND BOUNDS/HOPPET


"Leaps and Bounds", DQ winner in Zlin 2007
LEAPS AND BOUNDS/HOPPET, by Peter Naess, Sweden, 2007, 89 min. Starring: Ali Abdulsalam, Mehmet Aras, Kajsa Bergqvist, Paiv Darbandi, Johanna Dickson, Peter Stormare

SYNOPSIS:Two brothers, Azad and Tigris, are separated from their parents when a war breaks out somewhere in the Middle East. Together with other refugees they get to Sweden where they must pretend to be somebody else’s children.

But life in a foreign land – without parents, friends or those who understand them – is not exactly easy. Their dream of the whole family meeting in Sweden gradually starts to disappear. But if you really believe in something, everything is possible, and everything can turn out well. With the help of an eccentric hot dog vendor, real love and Azar’s mastery of jumping, the hopes of both boys come to life again.