12 year old Latsi Kerek is being sent to a state orphanage in communist Hungary because his grandmother has died. He wants to join his parents in Sweden and joins forces with another boy to escape. The plan goes wrong and he is left to make his own way across the border and across Europe when he only speaks Hungarian and has no one to help him. It is a first-hand picture of Europe during the 1950s from a man who made the trip from behind the Iron Curtain in Budapest to become a Swedish citizen.
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