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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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Monica
Sverrir Gudnason ...
Sture
Kjell Bergqvist ...
Bengt
Vera Vitali ...
Marika
Oskar Thunberg ...
Vilgot
Johannes Wanselow ...
Beppe
Nadja Christiansson ...
Eva-Lena
David Hellenius ...
Skivbolagsdirektören
Cecilia Ljung ...
Greta
Fredrik Lindborg ...
Dompan
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Tage
Hanna Ullerstam ...
Kerstin
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Lina
Henrik Ståhl ...
Povel Ramel
Anna Harling ...
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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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Waltz for Monica  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The movie is supposed to take place during the very first years of the 1960's. However, as Monica Z. and the band tour the country in a bus you can hear the Swedish pop group Tages performing "Ms MacBaren" from the loudspeakers. This song was actually not released until 1966. See more »

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Chronology?
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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