Stirring in style and cinematically radical, Swoon re-enacts the scandalous case of Loeb and Leopold, which in reality took place in the Chicago of the 1920s: two beautiful, Jewish young men coming from respected families commit an almost perfect crime when they kidnap and brutally murder a boy. The passionate and fateful pathological relationship of the lovers, their arrogance, and peak act of incomprehensible violence as well as the following trial, provoke an intense blend of fascination and horror. The acclaimed (Teddy Award) and controversial film debut of the artist, activist, and currently, QFF Mezipatra’s exclusive guest, Tom Kalin.
USA / 1992
EN / CZ TIT.
82 min / 35mm
Writer: Tom Kalin
Director: Tom Kalin, Hilton Als
Cast: Daniel Schlachet, Craig Chester, Micheal Kirby
Brno: 8. 11. /// 18.00 /// Sál B. Bakaly
Praha: 15. 11. /// 20.30 /// Světozor