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Tjenare kungen (2005)

A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.


Ulf Malmros


Anna Fredriksson (screenplay), Ulf Malmros (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josefin Neldén ... Abra
Cecilia Wallin Cecilia Wallin ... Millan
Malin Morgan Malin Morgan ... Isa (as Malin Larsson)
Johanna Strömberg Johanna Strömberg ... Gloria
Joel Kinnaman ... Dickan
Kjell Bergqvist ... Lundström
Morgan Alling ... Stefan
Ralph Carlsson ... Leif
Markus Holmberg Markus Holmberg ... Piffen
Fyr Thorvald Strömberg Fyr Thorvald Strömberg ... Bar-Johnny (as Fyr Thorwald)
Bengt Braskered Bengt Braskered ... Skivbolagsman (as Bengt Nilsson)
Malin Engström Malin Engström ... Trummisen Bruket
Linnéa Björnberg Linnéa Björnberg ... Basisten Bruket
Carl Toftfelt ... Ronny
Erica Carlson Erica Carlson ... Abras syrra


A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance


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Impossible not to like
18 September 2005 | by PeaksSee all my reviews

If you are familiar with Ulf Malmros' previous works, you know that a stylish movie about music and set in the 80s, is just up his alley. Malmros is without doubt Sweden's best director when it comes to using music to create mood.

For Tjenare Kungen, he has been given an historically big budget to buy tunes for. The result is - of course - as good as anyone could have hoped. With everything from Alphaville to Thåström, Tjenare Kungen swiftly transfers us back to 1984.

The entire movie is in fact an orgy in everything that made the 80s so special (?). A lot of time has been put into little - but oh so important - details like clothes and hair-cuts.

As with Smala Sussie, Ulf Malmros has once again found a bunch of very talented debutants. Josefin Neldén (Abra) and Cecilia Wallin (Millan) are both extremely believable and lovable as the two girls forming a punk band. When you leave the theatre, it is impossible not to have a little crush on Abra.

Tjenare Kungen is not ground-breaking in any way. It is a simple story that follows a formula proved to be good. It is not as heart-warmening as Den bästa sommaren, and the dialogue isn't as quirky and hilarious as in Smala Sussie. However, when you leave the theatre, you do it with a big smile on your lips. Knowing that you have just had one of your best cinematic moments this year.

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Release Date:

16 September 2005 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

1984 See more »


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Kanal 5, Sandrews See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | DTS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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