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Popular Music (2004)

Populärmusik från Vittula (original title)
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:
Max Enderfors ...
Andreas af Enehjelm ...
Niklas Ulfvarson ...
Tommy Vallikari ...
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Greger
Göran Forsmark ...
Birger
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Isak
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Farfar
Gustav Wiklund ...
Ryssi-Jussi
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Päivi
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ...
Farmor
Carina M. Johansson ...
Solveig
Carla Abrahamsen ...
Maggan
Ville Kivelä ...
Erkki
Filip Pachucki ...
Holgeri
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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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24 September 2004 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Musique rock de Vittula  »

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€2,224,000 (estimated)
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The film is set in North-Eastern Sweden, where people commonly speak both Swedish and Finnish. However, when Reza Bagher was chosen to direct this film, he first decided that the film should include only Swedish language dialog. After few days at location in Pajala, he changed his mind and agreed that it wouldn't be authentic to omit Finnish completely. See more »

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Growing pains in a closed distant community
28 October 2013 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

In the era of limited and underdeveloped means of communication, it is not easy to cope with outside influences as life at home, school and township is handled in a "historical", traditional manner. Life is hard, with lots of manual labour, thin population (but big families) and long distances do not provide versatile diversity... All this was characteristic to rural areas in Sweden where Matti and Niila had to spend their childhood and youth. Then, new music trends were brought into their lives, but its nature and consequences were not as expected in the beginning.

The cast is rather strong, includes some interesting individuals, and children/youngsters performing Matti and Niila at different ages are talented; moreover, there are versatile Finnish and Swedish actors in supporting roles. On the other hand, Populärmusik från Vittula is not a family film, especially for "decent" families, as it contains rude language, nudity and heavy drinking... But as based on the book with the same name, I am sure that the portrayal of everything is realistic.


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