Stig 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, 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, a drunk, is falling apart. Their relationship grows complicated when Kjell discovers their affair.
Director: Bo Widerberg. AKA All Things Fair / Love Lessons.
Writer: Bo Widerberg.
Stars: Johan Widerberg, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Brömssen, Karin Huldt, Nina Gunke, Kenneth Milldoff, Björn Kjellman, Frida Lindholm, Sigge Cederlund, Monica Stenbeck.
1996 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
1996 Berlin International Film Festival – Winner Silver Bear, Special Jury Prize .
1996 Berlin International Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Bear.