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God Save the King (2005)

Tjenare kungen (original title)
A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.

Director:

Ulf Malmros

Writers:

Anna Fredriksson (screenplay), Ulf Malmros (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josefin Neldén 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
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A story about a young girl who leaves her hometown to pursue her dream of becoming a famous punk artist.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 September 2005 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

1984 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kanal 5, Sandrews See more »
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Swedish artist Thåström from Peace love & pitbulls wrote the song "Bara för mycket". See more »

Soundtracks

Sixty Eight Guns
Written by McDonald / Peters
Performed by The Alarm
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I don't understand it... I'm just confounded...
2 April 2006 | by jmalmstenSee all my reviews

And with that I mean, I sat in a theater watching this movie, and within 10 minutes I was ready to leave, I don't know, I just couldn't relate at all with the story...

The real confoundment came to me when leaving the theater (To this date, I have never walked out on a movie for better or worse) and my friends totally loved it. It was like I was watching some other movie altogether...

Don't get me wrong with saying that and giving it a 3... I just think that I wasn't intended as part of the audience, because yes, it's beautifully shot. Yes it contain a bunch of exceptional characters, yes, it has some hilarious scenes and all that but the story never connected to me... I don't know, I just honestly don't know. It could be that all of the pal's that was at the theater had a background as struggling garage-bands. I didn't. You might love it...

This all got to me as a surprise. I totally loved Malmros's last film, Smala Sussie, which had a wacky plot about movie-lovers/makers, a category of people that I feel included of, and I think I now can say that those that didn't love Smala Sussie probably was in the same seat as I am with this picture... I just don't get it. To me it was a movie about a struggling band with far too much Moodysson (a filmmaker that I never understood the greatness of) thrown in it... It's a shame and pity... I wanted to love it, but in the long run didn't care when the credits rolled...


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