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Pure (2009)

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Katarina is 20 years old. With a troubled past in a dreary suburb, her life seems to be already set in stone - until she discovers music. Everything changes when she hears a performance of ... See full summary »

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Personalchefen (as Helén Söderqvist)
Kim Lantz ...
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Elisabeth Göransson ...
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Magnus Lindberg ...
Nille
Adama Gharbi ...
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Edwin Chalusi ...
Jasse & Hans Killgäng
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Jasse & Hans Killgäng
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Jasse & Hans Killgäng
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Katarina is 20 years old. With a troubled past in a dreary suburb, her life seems to be already set in stone - until she discovers music. Everything changes when she hears a performance of Mozart's Requiem at the Gothenburg Concert Hall that sends her reeling and opens up a beautiful new world. She feels that she has to change her life and get as far away from her ugly reality as possible. But the path she has to follow proves a treacherous one, filled with lies, betrayal and a dangerous liaison with the married conductor Adam. Yet Katarina is ready to do anything to gain her new identity. Written by Anonymous

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Katrina's eyes and mind are opened when listening to the beauty of Mozart.

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SEK 14,700,000 (estimated)
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When film director Lisa Langseth was looking for an unestablished actress to play the lead in her new film, she discovered Alicia Vikander. See more »

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The corruption of innocence
26 March 2012 | by (oregon, usa) – See all my reviews

Things like music, poetry, philosophy etc are essential details of this film, but otherwise have nothing to do with its theme.

That theme is the corruption of innocence. Which puts it in company with other films like "The Go Between", "Rosetta", "Mouchette" or "Lord of the Flies", but "Pure" is realistic rather than romantic. The director, Lisa Langseth, probably has much in common with Anthony Trollope, who was once described as "compared to Trollope, even Balzac is a romantic".

The entire film depends on the performance of Alicia Vikander as Katarina, and that performance is flawless, first as a young girl of passion, through her disillusionment, and, at the very last scene, to her "graduation".

And special mention should be made of Per-Eric Winberg's music soundtrack, both his own compositions and those he selected from other composers are first class.


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