This Swedish family drama (2000) expertly intercuts and then connects two separate stories: an Arab immigrant (Per Graffman), raising two daughters with his Swedish wife in a provincial town, is blackmailed by his former guerrilla comrades to assassinate a local industrialist, while a meek teenager (Emil Odepark) hounded by the school bully decides to retaliate using his mother’s pistol. Caught between family and dishonor, lies and revelations, both characters are driven to the brink of violence, and director Reza Parsa, an Iranian by birth, neatly parallels their predicaments with the web of economic and political complicity that binds the complacent West to the turmoil in the Middle East. 102 min.