Don't ever wipe tears without gloves
A beautiful and heart wrenching love story set in Stockholm’s gay community in the 1980’s.
When Rasmus gets off the train in Stockholm in 1982 he has left his small home town behind, never to return. Young and beautiful he throws himself into the capital’s gay community and meets the eccentric Paul who takes him under his wings and through whom he meets Benjamin. Benjamin is a Jehovah’s Witness who walks with determination from door to door preaching God’s word. Benjamin and Rasmus meet at a party and fall madly in love. But their happiness is short lived as a growing number of young men start getting sick and frail, eventually passing away. AIDS has arrived in Stockholm and nothing will ever be the same.
The series won Best Drama at Kristallen, the official Swedish television award. It was also awarded the Audience Award at Series Mania and has been screened at festivals around the world.
Original title: Torka aldrig tårar utan handskar
Genre: Drama, LGBTQ
Duration: 3 x 58 minutes
Year of Production: 2012
Script: Jonas Gardell
Director: Simon Kaijser
Producer: Maria Nordenberg
Produced by: SVT
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