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Monica Z (2013)

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The world famous Swedish jazz singer, actress and icon Monica Zetterlund's life through stardom and hardship.

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Set in the glamour and free spirit of the early sixties. Monica, a young Swedish small town girl is dreaming of the vibrant city jazz clubs of Stockholm. She embarks on an intense journey in the limelight as a celebrated singer and actress in the golden era of jazz. Among artists and hipsters her phenomenal success leaves a trail of broken love affairs and promises. Written by Lena Rehnberg

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The film depicts several events in Monica Zetterlunds life in a much shorter time span than they actually occurred, making it impossible to say when it actually takes place. However, the Swedish switch from left- to right-hand traffic (3 September 1967) could be noticed as cars are driving on the left-hand side in almost the entire film, accept in the last scene when they have switched. See more »

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Set in the late 1950s or early 1960s at the beginning of the movie, Monica rides in a bus advertising Luxor color TV sets which were first sold in 1969. See more »

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References The Eurovision Song Contest (1963) See more »

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6 October 2013 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Let's first make clear that Edda Magnason is fantastic as Monica Zetterlund, an icon in Swedish jazz music and entertainment. Not at least when she sings. It's almost scary.

But the script about her life outside stage is a melodrama on at best average level. The chronology is strange, 15 years pass and her daughter doesn't get older and nothing new is put to the common movie myth about the self-burning artist and her soul.

We're quite in love with the early 60s now. Both we who were where and the rest of us. Which doesn't mean we're so interested in this way of romanticizing it in this way, even the destructiveness it kept


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