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Among the Elves (1999)

En släkting till älvorna (original title)
About Swedish singer Freddie Wadling (1951-2016), his expressive sensitive voice, offbeat look and odd way of life.

Director:

Kirsi Nevanti

Writer:

Kirsi Nevanti
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Credited cast:
Freddie Wadling Freddie Wadling ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Benson Tom Benson ... Self
Daniel Dohber Daniel Dohber ... Azazele
Hjalmar Ippolito Hjalmar Ippolito ... Hideki
Bagga Lagerström Bagga Lagerström ... Tattoo man
Henryk Lipp Henryk Lipp ... Self
Kenneth Svensson Kenneth Svensson ... Inka Demon Driver
Carl Michael von Hausswolff Carl Michael von Hausswolff ... Self
Johan von Schreeb Johan von Schreeb ... Self
Bella Wadling Bella Wadling ... Self
Per Wetterstrand Per Wetterstrand ... Dr. Caligari
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About Swedish singer Freddie Wadling (1951-2016), his expressive sensitive voice, offbeat look and odd way of life.

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Splendid, mysterious musical documentary.
18 January 2007 | by knightofnihSee all my reviews

This film, about legendary Swedish underground singer Freddie Wadling, could be called a documentary, but most of all it's a mysterious mosaic of images, music and the larger than life personality at its center. "Among the Elves" gives clues to who Freddie Wadling is and what his life is like, but the puzzle has to be assembled inside the individual viewer's mind. The vision thus created speaks of a mixture of childlike innocence and deep, dark wisdom. The odd atmosphere may do more to intensify the myth of Freddie Wadling than to serve up any cold, hard facts, but who needs fact when a semi-fictional account of the man's life and work is so much more fascinating? "Among the Elves" contains several musical clips created especially for the film, and they're worth watching for themselves, but they function best as part of this darkly gleaming work of captivating art. And that wonderful singing voice, unlike any other, binds the whole thing together beautifully.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

26 February 1999 (Sweden) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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