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Popular Music (2004)

Populärmusik från Vittula (original title)
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 / yo
Andreas af Enehielm Andreas af Enehielm ... Niila 15 år / yo
Niklas Ulfvarson Niklas Ulfvarson ... Matti 7 år / yo
Tommy Vallikari Tommy Vallikari ... Niila 7 år / yo
Björn Kjellman ... Greger
Göran Forsmark ... Birger
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Isak / Niila's father
Sten Ljunggren ... Farfar
Gustav Wiklund Gustav Wiklund ... Ryssi-Jussi
Kati Outinen ... Päivi / Niila's mother
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ... Farmor / Grandmother
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

Matti and Niila, growing up in the mid-sixties in the harsh and conservative environment of a Finnish-speaking part of Tornedalen in Swedish Laponia, close to the Finnish border. Their big dream is to become rock stars. In the present the now grown-up Matti feels guilt for the death of his drug-addicted rock star friend Niila. Written by Cineuropa

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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

Niklas Grönberg cut out of the final version , according to himself due to his habit of "taking over the directing", and thus complicating the shoot. 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

Du är den ende (Romance)
Swedish lyrics by Bo Setterlind
Performed by Lillemor 'Lill' Lindfors
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The life of two young boys in the outskirts of Sweden
7 July 2005 | by ronzaSee all my reviews

I have just seen the film, and i loved it! I've read the book and it was a lot better because it had more details, but the film has a certain atmosphere of it's own that is quite magic. The way the story is told is great, and you really get involved with the film. And it is very funny as well! I emmidiately felt the urge to go see the magnificent landscapes in the film, and maybe i will some day. I loved the actors in it, Björn Kellman is always wonderful to watch, but the younger actors were great too. I liked Andreas af Enehjelm (Niila) in particular, he seems to be a very sensitive actor. Let's have more Finnish and Swedish films, the languages are beautiful and the stories go straight to the heart!


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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:

EUR2,224,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,349,501
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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