Swing Kids is a film produced in 1993 and directed by Thomas Carter. Set in the World War Two era in the 1930's, this film explores Swing music becomes the underground movement of young people. Two high school students attempt to be Swing Kids by night and Hitler Youth by day. After Peter and Thomas join the Nazi, theirs friendship deteriorate. This film also depicts swing music, friendship, and Nazi's atrocity.
During the World War Two, swing music is the most popular dance music for young people in German, but it was prohibited by the Nazi Government. Swing music is very flaming and delightful; it just likes young people in German. Those young kids are tried control by the Nazi Governmetn, and swing can let them relax and forget everything. The Swing dance scenes in the movie were much too spectacular, and I think that will let people forget that they are live in the dark. Plus, swing kids hate Hitler very much, that's main reason that it was by the Nazi Government.
Peter, Thomas, and Aarvid are swing kids and best friend in the film. They are also hate Nazi Government, Peter is almost the head of there little group, and the choices he makes determines what everyone else thinks and does. Peter is sent into the HJ's (Hitle youth) because of his bad behavior and not because he wants to join, and Thomas also join the HJ's and friends did. He is a good friend and would rater be loyal to his friends rather than to his fellow HJ's. Even when his friends in the HJ try to do something against his friends he will try to stop them instead of just letting them do it. No matter how or what everyone says is wrong with his friends he stays true to his real friends no matter what anyone says. In the end of the film, Peter still trusts his friend Thomas, who was brainwash by Nazi Government. That's the most impressive part in this film.
Nazi Government's atrocity is alos show in the film. Education played a very important part in Nazi Germany in trying to cultivate a loyal following for Hitler and the Nazis. Enforcing a Nazi curriculum on schools depended on the teachers delivering it. All teachers were blackmailed by local Nazi officials, and they had to teach young people to join and loyal. Peter's mother enforce him to join the Nazi, even though his father was killed by the Nazi because that's the only way to live in German. Nazi Government also brainwashed young people, let them to spy theirs parents and to report each other who are disloyal the Nazi Government. As you can see, by Nazi Government's control everything would change such as friendship, future, and relationship. Because Nazi Government's too atrocity, that's the main reason thy Hitler failure.