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

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Monica (as Edda Magnasson)
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Kjell Bergqvist ...
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Marika
Oskar Thunberg ...
Vilgot
Johannes Wanselow ...
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Nadja Christiansson ...
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Fredrik Lindborg ...
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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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Kjell Bergqvist has worked with real life Monica Zetterlund in the TV drama Katitzi (1979). Their respective characters was brother and stepmother to the main character Katitzi. See more »

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In the beginning of the movie when Monica is walking outside a house in Hagfors, you can see a glimpse of a LCD screen behind a window. See more »

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References I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967) See more »

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Hit The Road Jack
Music by Percy Mayfield (as Mayfield)
Lyrics by Ray Charles (as Charles)
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Performed by Edda Magnason (as Edda Magnasson) och'Vera Vitali'
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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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