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Call Girl (2012)

A young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

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Maria Alm Norell ...
Iris mamma Gunnel
Lena B. Eriksson ...
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Mari
Eddie Hultén ...
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Call Girl is set in the late 1970s - a time time of women's liberation, sexual revolution, Swedish neutrality, nuclear power and social security. The film takes us on a trip from the very bottom of society, along dark back streets, through glitz and glamour, to the corridors of power which are a labyrinth of secrets. The story is inspired by a Swedish political scandal known as Bordellhärvan which linked underage prostitution with powerful customers believed to come from the highest levels of society. Written by Sparkleplanet

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Youth is seductive. Power is corrupt.

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9 November 2012 (Sweden)  »

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€4,500,000 (estimated)
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This film caused a massive controversy in Sweden due to the film alluding to that Olof Palme bought sex from underage prostitutes. Palme's son sued the filmmakers on the grounds of defamation but lost - however the filmmakers later agreed to re-cut the scene, which since is much shorter and de-identified on all media (theaters, home video and TV). See more »

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The Schuko electric sockets seen in most interiors throughout the film was not widely in use except in kitchens in 1976. The sockets should have been two-pin unearthed round ones. See more »

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Roy: Don't open this can of worms.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Written and Performed by Mattias Bärjed
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Reading out loud
2 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

A lifeless screenplay makes this ambitious film-project to wreck completely. A true story with all the right ingredients. Olof Palme, the minister of justice Lennart Geijer, Jane Fonda, sex with minors... A major political scandal, swept under the thick Swedish democratic rug. Storytelling turned into a tepid recitation of facts and participants. Very close to the updated version of the book "Bordellhärvan" by Deanne Rauscher, Gösta Elmquist, and Janne Mattsson (Pocketförlaget 2012). As some of you already pointed out, a remarkable tour de force of the "Call Girl" art department. Regarding the locations, most of them are negligent/ignorant choices. A 1976 costume in a Stockholm 2011. The film is stuffed with good distinctive Scandinavian actors. Most of them lost in a sprawling storyline. However, Pernilla August is truly magnificent. A lifeboat in an ocean full of good purposes.


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