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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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Musique rock de 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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Read the book first!
24 January 2006 | by (North by Northwest) – See all my reviews

"Populärmusik från Vittula" is a lovingly made and beautifully staged movie, brimful with really exciting, amusing, disturbing, and most of all NEW and interesting faces, folks and scenes.

Well worth seeing, but i strongly recommend to read the book before watching the film, because the book's author Mikael Niemi puts major emphasis on loving observation - his unique strength - and all time-line-bound events are connected and interwoven by the narrators's humorous, skillful reflections. While the entire novel lives on this unique subjective density, the screenplay fails to regenerate this surreal yet all-too-real atmosphere, and spawns a scrumptious roundabout of kaleidoscopic, more or less detached incidents. Partially, it even felt like someone's trying to affirm or authenticate the author's contemplations. A somewhat oblique effort, fit to entertain but also irritate the unprepared beholder.

Compared to what is called mainstream these days, "Populärmusik från Vittula" is a step in the proper direction. OK, it rides the book's wave of success, but the heck, it was simply about time for a movie like that!


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