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Popular Music (2004)
"Populärmusik från Vittula" (original title)

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Niklas Ulfvarson ...
Max Enderfors ...
Tommy Vallikari ...
Andreas af Enehjelm ...
Björn Kjellman ...
Greger
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Isak, father of Niila
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Päivi, mother of Niila
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ...
Grandmother
Göran Forsmark ...
Birger
Lisa Lindgren ...
Signe
Sten Ljunggren ...
Grandfather
Lamine Dieng ...
Kambune
Fredrik Hammar ...
Ville
Lennart Jähkel ...
Einari
Anne Järvinen ...
Hilma
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Populärmusik från Vittula  »

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Niklas Grönberg cut out of the final version , according to himself due to his habit of "taking over the directing", and thus complicating the shoot. See more »

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10 August 2006 | by (Copenhagen, Denamrk) – See all my reviews

Just saw the film for the fourth time, and thought I'd chip in on the discussion. It seems to me a lot of the criticism the film meets is about the incoherence of scenes, and the kaleidoscopic manuscript. Well, as it is a retrospective view upon a time long gone, I find it trustworthy and natural that the memory of the narrator is thus fragmented. That is how the mind works. And the narration is never torn, but keeps flowing. Yes, it is absurd, yes, it is grotesque, but this is what we call magic realism, a genre often attributed to south American writers. Here, the book that lays basis for the film, intelligently mixes the exotic air of magic with the harsh environment of Pajala. Enough about that. I find this one of the best examples of a successful adaption from book to film I have long seen. I do not see the bad acting that many point out. The dialects may vary, I am not Swedish and cannot tell, so I'm save from harm there. All in all, the ambiance of the film is sort of "happy in spite" and I am impressed every time. But I am a sucker for that magic realism, so bare that in mind.

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