DVD Swing Kids [1993] [Region 1] (DVD 46835),
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Swing Kids [1993] [Region 1]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • The paranoid fascism of Nazi Germany provides the backdrop for this story about Hamburg's youth and their love for restricted American music -- music often written and played by both Blacks and Jews. Peter and Thomas, "swing kids" who listen to jazz even though it's illegal, get drawn into Nazi Youth. Peter, who enlisted only to save his life, manages to resist their brainwashing; but Thomas, who joined just to stay by Peter, finds the movement increasingly seductive. As the paths of the two boys diverge, their friendship disintegrates, leading to a violent, dangerous betrayal.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 26913

  • Credits
    Robert Sean Leonard, Christian Bale, Barbara Hershey, Barbara Herzstein, Barbara Seagull
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Impressively choreographed....Cast with personable, good-looking young actors..."
    New York Times

    "...[An] appealing young cast and period score..."
    Variety

    "...The movie is a somber, smoothly crafted drama....[Leonard] has a face that grows more interesting the longer you look at it..."
    Entertainment Weekly

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