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Bagland (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 December 2003 (Denmark)
A story of young love and early life choices.

Director:

Anders Gustafsson

Writers:

Kim Leona (screenplay), Janus Nabil Bakrawi (idea)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Leon ... Mille
Nicolas Dufour Nicolas Dufour ... Kenny
Christopher Læssø Christopher Læssø ... Sami
Sofie Helqvist Sofie Helqvist ... Anja
Marco Grimnitz Marco Grimnitz ... Thomas
Sarah Boberg ... Milles mor
Paw Henriksen Paw Henriksen ... Dennis
Lars Ranthe Lars Ranthe ... Claus
Julie Carlsen Julie Carlsen ... Jette
Remee Remee ... Jamal (as Mikkel Remee Sigvardt)
Henrik Noël Olesen Henrik Noël Olesen ... John (as Henrik Noel Olesen)
Joel Hyrland ... Jojo - Bandmedlem
David Boyd David Boyd ... Dee - Bandmedlem
Søren Lenander Søren Lenander ... Lagermand 1
Omar Shargawi Omar Shargawi ... Lagermand 2
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Storyline

After an argument with her alcoholic mother, the teenager Mille Laursen moves to the room of her boyfriend Kenny in a hostel where she befriends the rapper Sami. Mille works in a bakery with Anja, who also lives in the same hostel, and Kenny is a punk that spends the day plying video game, drinking beer and selling drugs. Soon Mille and Kenny move to an apartment and Mille wants to buy new furniture, but the couple does not have credit to buy it at the store. Meanwhile Kenny becomes more aggressive and Mille gets closer to Sami that invites her to go to the studio for the rehearsal with his band. They have a love affair while Kenny seeks out the dangerous John to deal furniture with him to please Mille. Now Mille is involved in a triangle of love and she realizes that she needs to make a choice between her two lovers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Denmark]

Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

25 December 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Det är mitt liv See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Dream Away
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Lyrics by Pernille Rosendahl (as Rosendahl)
Music by Pernille Rosendahl (as Rosendahl)/Jonas Struck (as Struck)
Performed by Swan Lee
© 2001 Gogo Records
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A stunningly simple story well told
1 November 2006 | by fergusgSee all my reviews

It's not often you come across a simple story told well. A story that goes nowhere in the traditional sense and quite simply, doesn't need to.

From the opening credits, Baglands draws you into the lives of a group of teenagers taking their first steps on the ladder of independence and adulthood. Centered around the stunning lead actress, Stephanie León it's familiar stuff - experimenting with sex, drugs, racist undertones, battling with their parents and the older generation who don't take too kindly to finding their daughter or younger sibling having sex under their own roof.

Set in modern day Denmark, Baglands doesn't fall into the trap of that clichéd dark and desolate portrayal of social decay usually prevalent in movies dealing with teenagers and drugs.

It also doesn't fall into the trap of *having* to go somewhere. That's one of the things I really liked about this film.

So many films that deal with similar subjects will inevitably drag you down a path for the sake of going down a path. In an attempt to make some profound statement. Baglands doesn't do that. It tells a simple story, very well.

The colours, soundtrack, simplicity in direction and pace of Baglands along with the stunningly beautiful lead (Stephanie León), who completely steals the screen, makes it well worth watching.


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