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God Save the King (2005)

Tjenare kungen (original title)
A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.

Director:

Ulf Malmros

Writers:

Anna Fredriksson (screenplay), Ulf Malmros (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josefin Neldén Josefin Neldén ... Abra
Cecilia Wallin Cecilia Wallin ... Millan
Malin Morgan Malin Morgan ... Isa (as Malin Larsson)
Johanna Strömberg Johanna Strömberg ... Gloria
Joel Kinnaman ... Dickan
Kjell Bergqvist ... Lundström
Morgan Alling ... Stefan
Ralph Carlsson ... Leif
Markus Holmberg Markus Holmberg ... Piffen
Fyr Thorvald Strömberg Fyr Thorvald Strömberg ... Bar-Johnny (as Fyr Thorwald)
Bengt Braskered Bengt Braskered ... Skivbolagsman (as Bengt Nilsson)
Malin Engström Malin Engström ... Trummisen Bruket
Linnéa Björnberg Linnéa Björnberg ... Basisten Bruket
Carl Toftfelt ... Ronny
Erica Carlson Erica Carlson ... Abras syrra
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A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Sweden]

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

1984 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kanal 5, Sandrews See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | DTS

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Swedish artist Thåström from Peace love & pitbulls wrote the song "Bara för mycket". See more »

Soundtracks

Utopia
Written by Lagnefors / Jensen
Performed by Loud and Nasty featuring Anders Möller
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A cute little nostalgia movie that deserves a U.S. release
7 February 2007 | by varga2122See all my reviews

I bought this movie sight unseen and was pleasantly surprised. While it's storyline is similar to something like "The Secret of My Success" (small town person with ambition finds a life and success in the big city) and it's nostalgia factor is reminiscent of "The Wedding Singer", it manages to be warmer, more charming and ultimately more memorable than either of those films.

Furthermore, the soundtrack is just great. Alphaville, Roxy Music, ELO - and new songs by the lead character's band that are good enough to coax me into sending away for the CD.

It's a shame this hasn't made it to the U.S. I think it would do well here, despite the small inclusion of a few Swedish particulars that might need some quick explaining for some (particularly references to Sweden's social support system) and quick shot of a guy's weener - uptight folks can't handle that here. It also has a very American feel to it - and it's nice to see that we're one of many cultures that regrets some of its fashion choices in the past decades.

Distributors! Pick this one up! It's got hit written all over it!


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