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

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Marika
Oskar Thunberg ...
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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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The variety show that Monica plays in the movie is a mixture of different varieties she did with Hasse Alfredsson and Tage Danielsson. The venue, China Teatern (The China Theatre) and the actor with the turban is a reference to Gula Hund (Yellow Dog) from 1964. The musicians with the red sport coats are from the 1976 variety Svea Hund and lastly the number Monica performs ("Vad en liten gumma kan gno", roughly translated "What a little [old] lady can work") is from "Glaset i Örat" (The Glass in the Ear) from 1973. 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 I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967) See more »

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En gång i Stockholm
Composed by Bobbie Ericson (1963)
Lyrics written by Beppe Wolgers
Performed by Edda Magnason
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Too liberal with artistic freedom
8 June 2014 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

Well, this film does abuse the character of Monicas father as well as others.

If one have to make evil portraits, do not use real persons names.

And, there was no bus-service from Hagfors to Stockholm, she would take the train to Karlstad, and the express-train from there to Stockholm.

I also doubt the New York episode about Negroes and blondes.

Anachronistic and filled with errors. Also have a hard believing that Hagfors did not have an automatic telephone exchange in 1960.

But the film is well played, lovely songs, nice portraits of some other personalities, it also contains full frontal nudity and nice Stockholm scenes. Why it is I gave it a 6.


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