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Stockholm Östra (2011)

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Stockholm East is a moving and compelling love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy that has taken its toll on both their lives and their relationships.When Johan (... See full summary »

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Johan
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Anders
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Kattis
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Kattis pappa
Anki Lidén ...
Kattis mamma
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Minnas mamma
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Minnas pappa
Ulf Friberg ...
Nybliven pappa
Rebecka Englund ...
Nybliven mamma (as Rebecka Englund Teper)
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Åklagare
Peter Parkrud ...
Terapeut
Zardasht Rad ...
Pappa på station
Pierre Tafvelin ...
Granne på julfesten
Chatarina Larsson ...
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Stockholm East is a moving and compelling love story between two strangers, bound together by a tragedy that has taken its toll on both their lives and their relationships.When Johan (Mikael Persbrandt) and Anna (Iben Hjejle) meet at the railway station connecting capital Stockholm with the idyllic suburbs where they both live, they embark on a dangerous journey of both passion and lies. Written by Anonymous

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Good performances, slow and arid pacing
14 December 2013 | by (Estonia/Tallinn) – See all my reviews

Films with intrigues related to death and passion usually enable character actors/actresses to show their talent in full - even if the plot leaves to be desired. This is also the case here, with Stockholm Östra, where Mikael Persbrandt and Iben Hjejle, above all, give convincing and profound performances. The script, however, has questionable moments, even when considering the events happening in modern world with Internet and yellow press included; behaviours of characters are logical, but expected, paving the way for trivial ending. General mood is oppressive and hectic, thus the film is not for everyone, but those fond of Persbrandt and Hjejle do not feel disappointed, although their roles here are not among the best ones.


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