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Reviewed Aug. 28, 1993, at World Film Festival, Montreal. Running time: 75 MIN.
Also with: Antoine Basler, Carlotta Soldevilla, Nanou, Marie Peyrucq-Yamou, Gladys Gambie, Makeda.
The best Swedish film of its kind since "My Life as a Dog,""The Slingshot" is an exquisite period piece, combining humor, tragedy and uplifting optimism. It