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

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Two boys grow up together in town of Pajala at 60's. United by rock'n'roll music.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Two boys grow up together in town of Pajala at 60's. United by rock'n'roll music.

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Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Musique rock de Vittula  »

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€2,224,000 (estimated)
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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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Good - even when compared to the book
7 November 2004 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

The film is a story about a boy called Matti and his friend Niila. The boys grow up in very different families in Pajala, which is located in Northern Sweden and very close to the Finnish border, in the 60s. They live in a culture that is a little in between cultures - not quite Swedish but not Finnish either. This creates the rich and amusing setting to the actual story.

Even though I read the book (which was hilarious!) before I watched the film, I thought it was a very enjoyable film. It's funny and not that pretty and mild and therefore even more humorous. Definitely worth watching!


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