Born on June 8th, 1930
From Malmo, Skane lan, Sweden
Stig (Johan Widerberg) is 15 years old and lives in neutral Sweden while the rest of the world is swept up in World War II. Like many other boys in his school, he's in love with biology teacher Viola (Marika Lagercrantz), but, unlike other boys, he secretly starts seeing her. Viola confesses to Stig that he provides her with much-needed comfort since her marriage to Kjell (Tomas von Brömssen), a drunk, is falling apart. Their relationship grows complicated when Kjell discovers their affair.
Kjell (Peter Schildt) works at a lumber mill in the town of Ådalen, Sweden. It's a sleepy, uneventful place until a strike is instated. Strike-breakers brought in from out of town are attacked by the local workers. The military is called in, and the strikers decide to stage a peaceful protest. But when troops open fire on the unarmed civilians, it sets off a string of events that will eventually lead to the overthrow of Sweden's Conservative government.