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‘You know, for kids!’

February 11, 2013

Well, once again via Eva Halloween I was hepped to this NSFW Swedish outing: Per von Koch‘s short film Pelle Plutt. Originally a well-known nursery rhyme for toddlers, it tells the tale of a happy, go-lucky rabbit – sung complete with movements to illustrate the lyrics – that loses one of his toes while skipping through what at least I remember as being a field. Rushing back home he fixes himself up and all is well and done. The kids love it and I’m willing to bet there’s not a single parent in Sweden that hasn’t sung it at least once.

Now, this version offers up a completely different character (a pretty stereotypical 19th century Swedish farmhand) and some, uh, pretty graphic interpretations of the lyrics – that has been changed from PG-13 to NC-17 I might add. Hammered on moonshine and rushing home after a, ahem, “sticky encounter” with a blind woman he loses his toe on account of some mischievously placed razors and the rest is, well, kinda Peckinpah to be honest. There are English subtitles being offered, but I can inform you that they have been altered in order to rhyme as well as had every f-word removed. Check it out.

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