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Vi är bäst! (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 20 June 2014 (USA)
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Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mira Barkhammar ...
Bobo
Mira Grosin ...
Klara
Liv LeMoyne ...
Hedvig
Johan Liljemark ...
Kenneth
Mattias Wiberg ...
Roger
Jonathan Salomonsson ...
Elis
Alvin Strollo ...
Mackan
Anna Rydgren ...
Bobos mamma
Peter Eriksson ...
Bobos pappa
Charlie Falk ...
Linus
Lena Carlsson ...
Klaras mamma
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Klaras pappa
Emrik Ekholm ...
Klaras lillebror
Ann-Sofie Rase ...
Hedvigs mamma
Lily Moodysson ...
Hedvigs lillasyster
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Bobo is a thirteen-year-old ordinary seventh-grader, who lives with Lena, her divorced mother in Stockholm. In the beginning of the 80s, bands like KSMB and Ebba Grön, offer not only a way of expression but also a source of inspiration for young Bobo, who strongly refuses to accept what others say about Punk being dead. She shares the same positive mindset with Klara, a fellow classmate, however, the sense that something is still missing from their lives, is predominant. In the quest of discovering new ways of sharing their untamed taste in music and its political views, the two of them decide to sign up for a rehearsal at a nearby studio, getting their hands on musical instruments for the very first time. Much to their surprise, what started as a joke, is now progressively becoming a reality, if only they knew how to play... Nevertheless, fate is on their side, when out of the blue, help arrives in the face of Hedvig, a talented but introverted girl from eighth grade, who is eager to... Written by Nick Riganas

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Three Girls Vs. The World

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$17,664 (USA) (30 May 2014)

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$180,222 (USA) (5 September 2014)
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(~1:40:58) At the end of the credits, there is a clarinet solo of an undefined song by Klara's father. See more »

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Hedvig: Faith is a choice. Right?
Klara: No.
Hedvig: What do you believe in?
Klara: Well, I don't believe in God. I believe in ketchup.
Hedvig: Best ever!
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Featured in Filmselskabet: Episode #4.1 (2013) See more »

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Leva i smyg
Written and performed by Akut Skjut
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If I didn't know any better, I would have totally believed it was a documentary (almost)!
30 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'WE ARE THE BEST!': Four Stars (Out of Five)

Swedish-Danish drama flick about three teenage girls, that decide to form a punk band together; in 1982 Stockholm. It stars a cast of mostly unknowns; including Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv LeMoyne (as the three leads). It was written and directed by Lukas Moodysson and it's based on the 2008 graphic novel 'Never Goodnight'; by Coco Moodysson (the director's wife). The film received mostly rave reviews and it's appeared on many American critics' 2014 Top 10 lists. I found it to be inspiring and beautifully natural.

Bobo (Barkhammar) and Klara (Grosin) are two 13-year-old girls, growing up in 1982 Stockholm. They're outsiders at their school, due to their androgynous appearance and love for punk rock music; which many consider a 'dead art form'. They decide to form a band, despite not knowing how to play any instruments, as a way of rebelling against popular culture. Later they enlist a Christian girl named Hedvig (LeMoyne), from their school, to help them learn how to play chords and sing songs. Hedvig plays classical guitar, very well, and she's also a social outcast. The three girls form a beautiful team.

The movie is very impressive; in how it captures youth so realistically. The dialogue is really believable; and the three lead performances are super natural. If I didn't know any better, I would have totally believed it was a documentary (almost). The directing is completely fitting to the material and the story is beautifully inspiring. What a great movie for all kids, of almost any age, to see. Especially social outsiders and those that love punk music. The soundtrack is also totally awesome! I highly recommend it; to kids and adults alike.

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