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Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar 

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A story of love and death. Rasmus, 19, escapes to Stockholm and finds love in the religious Benjamin just as the AIDS epidemic hits the city's gay community.




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Series cast summary:
Adam Lundgren ...  Benjamin 3 episodes, 2012
Adam Pålsson ...  Rasmus 3 episodes, 2012
Björn Kjellman ...  Berättarröst / ... 3 episodes, 2012
Simon J. Berger ...  Paul 3 episodes, 2012
Emil Almén ...  Seppo 3 episodes, 2012
Michael Jonsson Michael Jonsson ...  Lars-Åke 3 episodes, 2012
Christoffer Svensson Christoffer Svensson ...  Bengt 3 episodes, 2012
Kristoffer Berglund Kristoffer Berglund ...  Reine 3 episodes, 2012
Annika Olsson Annika Olsson ...  Rasmus mamma 3 episodes, 2012
Stefan Sauk ...  Rasmus pappa 3 episodes, 2012
Marie Richardson ...  Benjamins mamma 3 episodes, 2012
Gerhard Hoberstorfer ...  Benjamins pappa 3 episodes, 2012
Ulf Friberg ...  Holger 3 episodes, 2012
Jonathan Eriksson Jonathan Eriksson ...  Benjamin, 7 år 3 episodes, 2012
Claes Hartelius Claes Hartelius ...  Ove 3 episodes, 2012
Belle Weiths Belle Weiths ...  Benjamins syster, 5 år 3 episodes, 2012
Gorm Rembe-Nylander Gorm Rembe-Nylander ...  Rasmus, 7 år 3 episodes, 2012
Lisa Linnertorp Lisa Linnertorp ...  Elisabeth 2 episodes, 2012
Ia Langhammer ...  Sjuksköterska 2 episodes, 2012
Sanna Sundqvist ...  Madde 2 episodes, 2012
Jennie Silfverhjelm Jennie Silfverhjelm ...  Rasmus läkare 2 episodes, 2012
Julia Sporre Julia Sporre ...  Benjamins syster, 17 år 2 episodes, 2012


A story of love and death. Rasmus, 19, escapes to Stockholm and finds love in the religious Benjamin just as the AIDS epidemic hits the city's gay community.

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8 October 2012 (Sweden) See more »

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(3 parts)

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Dolby Digital (5.1)



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16:9 HD
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In från kylan
Composed By Tom Wolgers
Performed by Mockba Music: Michael Ekebladh, Cecilia Hentz, Tom Wolgers, Johan Vävare
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The Unprepared
29 March 2015 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Films about mass tragedy can be hard to make without mawkishness; but 'Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves', a Swedish series about the A.I.D.S. epidemic of the 1980s, is simply superb. It presents a nuanced picture of the lives of the Stockholm gay community, in some senses hedonistic, in other senses, just a group of young men as desirous of such conservative notions as family as anyone else. And it presents a highly perceptive picture of many things: attitudes to gayness in general (at a time of much lower general tolerance than today), the simple wretchedness of death, the strange awfulness of certain types of religious belief, but above all else, the utter (and understandable) unpreparedness of the community for their imminent mass extermination. I guess that none of us are ever ready to die, but the series makes us understand why someone might kill themselves on diagnosis rather than live on for a while amid an ever dwindling number of their fellow doomed. The script is smart as well, initially driven by Rasmus, but the lead on the story soon passes over to Benjamin, his boyfriend. But the story's heart is really provided by Simon Berger's Paul, the focal point of the group, whose droll mother-queenery at first seems a cruel response to the illness of his friends, but which eventually turns into the closest thing possible to defiance (and even then it isn't much) in the face of a truly unbearable end. For those of us who live in the west, the primary threat of the disease has thankfully passed; but this is the best, most sympathetic and also most moving, telling of that story I have seen.

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