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Populärmusik från Vittula (2004)

Two boys grow up together in the town of Pajala during the 1960s. United by rock'n'roll music.

Director:

Reza Bagher

Writers:

Reza Bagher (screenplay), Erik Norberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Enderfors Max Enderfors ... Matti 15 år
Andreas af Enehielm Andreas af Enehielm ... Niila 15 år
Niklas Ulfvarson Niklas Ulfvarson ... Matti 7 år
Tommy Vallikari Tommy Vallikari ... Niila 7 år
Björn Kjellman ... Greger
Göran Forsmark ... Birger
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Isak
Sten Ljunggren ... Farfar
Gustav Wiklund Gustav Wiklund ... Ryssi-Jussi
Kati Outinen ... Päivi
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ... Farmor
Carina M. Johansson Carina M. Johansson ... Solveig
Carla Abrahamsen Carla Abrahamsen ... Maggan
Ville Kivelä Ville Kivelä ... Erkki
Filip Pachucki Filip Pachucki ... Holgeri (as Filip Pachuchi)
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Storyline

Two boys grow up together in the town of Pajala during the 1960s. United by rock'n'roll music.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Details

Country:

Sweden | Finland

Language:

Swedish | Finnish | Esperanto

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Musique rock de Vittula See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalix, Norrbottens län, Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€2,224,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film is set in North-Eastern Sweden, where people commonly speak both Swedish and Finnish. However, when Reza Bagher was chosen to direct this film, he first decided that the film should include only Swedish language dialog. After few days at location in Pajala, he changed his mind and agreed that it wouldn't be authentic to omit Finnish completely. See more »

Goofs

A local store display the front page of the daily newspaper "Nya Norrland" who was sold in Sollefteå and the surrounding area, 700 kilometers from Tornedalen. See more »

Soundtracks

Härlig är jorden
Lyrics by B.S. Ingemann (Danish text 1850 - "Dejlig er Jorden") and
Cecilia Bååth-Holmberg (Swedish text 1884)
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21 July 2006 | by jk-197See all my reviews

Walking into this movie just more or less accidentally, I went out 105 minutes later with another candidate to my "all times' best list". Formerly employed in movie-jobs myself, I can only say that this is a masterpiece. May be the critics about incoherent use of local dialects is right - I saw it translated anyway. But, if this is a misfit, I must say, there are hardly other minor misfits. The movie is not boring for a second, and the tough scenes are not voyeuristic like usual, but describing the characters and the environment - yes, in a tough way. Highly to be recommended to everyone who was not raised in an accomodance of McD' and Cadillacs. Very close to live, and wonderfully set into scene. Pure live, the hard way, yes, but full of real love. A must for cineastics.


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