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UFO Sweden – Toronto After Dark 2023

TADFF 2023 Review UFO Sweden
An enjoyable 1990s-set Amblin-style sci-fi adventure in a similar vein to Stranger Things.

UFO Sweden – Toronto After Dark 2023

Runtime: 01:55
Synopsis:
A rebellious teen placed in foster care suspects her father is not dead but has been abducted. She is determined to find out the truth with help from a UFO association.

Table of Contents

A rebellious teenager seeks the help of a UFO society to locate her missing father in . For the past eight years, Denise () has been in foster care under the watchful eye of sympathetic police officer Tomi () after her ufologist father, Uno (), disappears while following a lead. When a car, looking a lot like her father's, mysteriously crashes in a barn, among reports of red lights in the sky, Denise seeks the help of the amateur ufology society UFO Sweden, run by Uno's old friend Lennart (), to try and uncover the truth about her father's disappearance.

UFO Sweden Synopsis

UFO Sweden is a mid-1990s sci-fi adventure co-written and directed by Victor Danell and is inspired by a real UFO investigation society in Sweden. UFO Sweden's chairman, Lennart, is a former employee of the research institute SMHI, where he holds a grudge against head researcher Kicki (), who he suspects is secretly continuing the UFO research Uno was conducting when he disappeared. Most of the members of UFO Sweden are willing to help Denise find the truth about her father's disappearance, except for distrustful curmudgeon Gunnar ().

My Thoughts on UFO Sweden

Similarly to Stranger Things, UFO Sweden is a film that comes across as a throwback to the Amblin Entertainment films of the 1980s and 1990s. This includes a group of nerds going rogue, scientists seemingly up to no good, and an authority figure who switches back and forth between caregiver and antagonist. Throw in a throwback record-drop of Alphaville's “Forever Young,” and UFO Sweden ends up being quite an entertaining film.


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Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly
Sean Patrick Kelly is a freelance film critic and blogger based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.