The 20-årsjubilerande dokumentärfilmsfestivalen Tempo has long worked for equality. Because the festival always arranged the same week as international women's day is marked by the feminist issues. Opening film is ”Raggarjävlar”, a documentary about the car-borne youth, and after a minute interrupted the evening's master of ceremonies Therese Sandin of the new stars of half a century cries out: ”Show pattarna!”
As standupkomiker she finds out quickly. Therese Sandin nods towards the "raggare" and say to the rest of the crowd at Folkoperan: ”perhaps You thought that you had missed the past hipstertrenden. It is really low sitting pants right now? Sparse beard? No, we have a visit from the country.” She tells a raggaranekdot from the Sunne, whose population consists of retirees and 25-year-olds who are trebarnsföräldrar”. Tempofestivalens politically correct crowd would probably complain about klassförakt if she is not also used their älsklingsord ”problematic” to describe the movie ”Grease”.
raggargänget matte black. The rolls between the power meets, necks, moonshine and throwing furniture at each other. They take some responsibility by at the annual meeting determine that no drugs are allowed to be visible in their social media. Otherwise it is the gas in the bottom in decadence.
"Raggare" is the oldest viable subculture. They conquered the cinemas in 1959 in Astrid Lindgren director, Olle Hellboms ”Greasers” where the youth at the glide was played by Christina Schollin and Hans Wahlgren, (nowadays best known as Bianca ingrosso's grandparents). Even more scandalous was the ”Raggargänget” from 1962, with Ernst-Hugo He a gangster in the skinnpaj.
”Raggarjävlar” shows that the new generation of greasers differ a lot from its predecessors. They listen to röjig structures for music distribution and instead of rock'n'roll (director Sebastian Ringler made the videos for Avicii shows in the pumping tempo), they are not mortal enemies with the punks (without the quotes, on the contrary, Rude Kids punkklassiker ”Raggare is a bunch of motherfuckers”), and they treat their antique vehicles as gently as the older "raggare": ”a Lot of times be the discussions when we go around in our junk cars. 'So where did not the "raggare" in the fifties', says people. 'Fuck you, sluthuvud', we say.”
Sydstatsflaggorna on the cars, as well as the time you raggarens less cute sweater with nazistbandet White Legion, quite problematic.
citatvänligaste Swedish socialpornografin then ”they call us mods”. It takes up serious subjects such as poverty, abuse and death but is always left in the fast lane at 180. Gulligast is the scene where a greasers get a girlfriend: ”I'm 23 years old and have never had any hear of all the time and want to know how I feel. I've only been a freelance alcoholic, as well. I think of her as hell.”
the Same gf win a most-uppfuckad-related-race with the reply: ”My uncle was cheating with my grandfather's bitch. So grandpa took her own life. Now they live together. So he becomes a kind father to his little brother.” Perhaps ”Raggarjävlar” to trigger a debate on the exoticism and exploitative depictions of the working class. Or a debate about the relationship between white trash and white power. Sydstatsflaggorna on the cars, as well as the time you raggarens less cute sweater with nazistbandet White Legion, quite problematic.
to feel sympathy when one of the gang announces that he never intend to grow up (”grow up can I do but I don't want to become an adult”) and the girlfriend says: ”You need not be boring and sit and read books just for becoming an adult.”
the main characters have not-so-high study loans but like Ernst-Hugo He in the ”Raggargänget” they have something more important to you: the fountain of youth hot desires in life and the thrill of ecstasy in the blood.
Here you can read more texts by Fredrik Strage , for example, how Klaus Dingers Swedish heartache became a catalyst for krautrocken