"In a world on the brink of war. You either march to one tune or dance to another "
Synopsis: One of the most underrated
films of the '90s. The story is of a close-knit group of young
kids in 1939 Nazi Germany (prior to the Holocaust.) This
film is about how some German youths or " Swing Kids"
avoided the Hitler Youth programs (the Hiterjugend) and
the Nazi regime as much as they could, and how they spent their
time ... wearing latest British fashions, using Harlem slang and
trying to listen and dance to mainly American swing music which
along with the Tango and Foxtrot was banned in Germany, making
it an underground movement of young German people. It is a very
entertaining and poignant film about a very difficult time in
history... " Swing Heil!"
Christian Bale and Robert Sean Leonard do some excellent Lindy
and Partner Charleston
dancing as well as almost the whole cast. There are some very
good lengthy scenes with some very good Lindy
dancers. Some of the dancers were already well versed in this
style. An excellent Swing dance film that along with the " Gap
Comercial" helped fuel the '90s Lindy revival. The Soundtrack
is excellent also. Won and American Choreography Award.