“Snapphanarna” are running riot once more …

And now some urgent news from the occupied territories in the south. Scania (Skåne) is rising to rebellion once more. The recalcitrant and obstinate scanians are collaborating with the enemy (the Danes) and joined together in a campaign for the region Oresund (Øresund). The municipalities of Vellinge, Svedala, Trelleborg and Skurup will henceforth REFUSE to sell the Swedish handcrafted Dala horse which they see as too “Swedish” for their mixed Danish-Swedish region. Of course I love the whole idea! 🙂 It is a good idea to start to tear down the concept of each Nordic National-State and try to build up a more unified Nordic region.

What is “snapphanar” now then? Well, it is a movie made by the State owned Swedish TV-channel SVT and is a historical adventure drama. The story is set in the 17th century Sweden where the war between Sweden and Denmark is raging full force. The story is of a young man, Nils Geting, who one night loose everyone he loves and everything he owns because of the the mean Swedes. 🙂 Nils decides to seek revenge and in the shadow of on-going war he becomes a resistance man, a Snapphane. The road to revenge is filled with friendship, betrayal, forbidden love and the fight for freedom. In all a rather good movie! I recommend everyone to see it. I guess there would be some sort of English subtitle to find to it as well.

So what will happen now in the land of the betrayals? =) Well, for starters they will give notice for a competition in order of picking one item that would be the best one in representing the Øresund-region. The name of the competition is “Souvenir Öresund 2008″ and is sadly only available for local artists to join. It will be interesting to see what they will come up with! 🙂

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