Babylonsjukan (2004)

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Young woman with a dead-end job and no apartment moves in with a slacker and his friends.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Wähä ...
Paulina Hawliczek ...
Mikael Wranell ...
Gustav Deinoff ...
Jonatan Rodriguez ...
Ramiro, friend of Mattias'
Per Burell ...
Niklas Gustavsson
Olle, Maja's boyfriend
Georgi Staykov ...
Pauline's father
Malgorzata Pieczynska ...
Pauline's mother
Andrea Macchiavelli ...
Ramiro's mother
César Sarachu ...
Ramiro's father (as Cesar Sarachu)
Tobias Kronqvist ...
Jacob, Maja's boss
Andreas Svensson ...
Man from 'Nytt Sverige'


When Maja's boyfriend travels to India for a couple of months, she is left with no place to stay. She becomes a lodger of Mattias, a young unemployed man with a group of slacker friends and a 'cease the day' attitude to life. At first terrified by their irresponsibility, she is soon attracted to Mattias. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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24 September 2004 (Sweden)  »

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Babylon Disease  »

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A complete waste of time and attention
21 May 2005 | by (Gothenburg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Being a young Swede on the left side of the political chart I was delighted to hear about Babylonsjukan. At last, I thought, a movie about me and my friends, the agony of growing up, and living in our destructive, individualistic society. Finally! A movie about me!

Jeeez. Need I say that I was GREATLY disappointed? The pretentious and non-believable dialogue, the horrible acting, the CHARACTERS, o h, m y, g o d! The characters!

Poor little Maja! - I hate my job and I have nowhere to live. I wear crazy scarves wrapped around my hair and I'm always trying to look very weak, mysterious and sensitive in the company of men. Like I'm screaming silently, - Please take care of me you big strong Man you! I''m just a little weak and tiny girl!

And the "Crazy" crowd surrounding her! Oh Lord. - Let's kidnap a nazileader! Yeay! That's how crazy we are! - Look, I have a spontaneous party In the middle of the week! - Hey guys, lets all just hug in a big pile of people! - I have unpaid bills for 28 000 Swedish crowns. I hate the society! - Oh, I'm such a rebel! - I'm speaking slang. I'm born and raised here. My upper middle-class-parents speak without accent, but hey! I'm different. On the Edge of society! Living on the line! So I speak crazy immigrant slang for no apparent reason!

All I can think of while watching this JOKE of a movie is: YOU SPOILED BRATS! GROW UP, GOD DAMNIT!

The fact that this movie got the fundings to get made is so provocative that I lost all the little hope I had left about the industry.


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