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Gitarrmongot (2004)

A 12 year old boy making basic punk songs, grown up men playing with guns, a neurotic woman with euphoric happiness targeting self destruction. A Swedish everyday life you've never seen before.

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Ruben Östlund

Writer:

Ruben Östlund
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mikael Allu Mikael Allu ... MC killar
Bjarne Gunnarsson Bjarne Gunnarsson ... MC killar / Pistolscenen
Erik Gustafsson Erik Gustafsson ... Flaska i huvudet
P.A. Emanuelsson P.A. Emanuelsson ... Flaska i huvudet / Omkullsparkad MC / I källare scen 2 / Paret på berget / Bil som skenar (as P-A Emanuelsson)
Pär Berg Pär Berg ... 30-åringen / Omkullsparkad MC / Pistolscenen
Allan Carlund Allan Carlund ... Innebandspelare
Alfred Nilsson Lilja Alfred Nilsson Lilja ... Innebandspelare
Robert Reutherborg Robert Reutherborg ... Innebandspelare
Petter Källqvist Petter Källqvist ... Innebandspelare
Jesper Sjövall Jesper Sjövall ... Innebandspelare
Frida Hellström-Ålander Frida Hellström-Ålander ... Flickan med mataffären (as Frida Hellström Ålander)
Jonas Pärlbäck Jonas Pärlbäck ... Omkullsparkad MC
Johan Bylund Johan Bylund ... Omkullsparkad MC / I källare scen 2
Anna Johansson Anna Johansson ... Omkullsparkad MC / Paret på berget
Johan Runeborg Johan Runeborg ... A-lagare
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A 12 year old boy making basic punk songs, grown up men playing with guns, a neurotic woman with euphoric happiness targeting self destruction. A Swedish everyday life you've never seen before.

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Release Date:

1 October 2004 (Sweden) See more »

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SEK 5,000,000 (estimated)
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The first pseudo-documentary (?)
10 June 2006 | by eirikmidSee all my reviews

Gitarrmongot is a pseudo-documentary about different people from Gothenburg. Their stories are not connected, but they all have a thing in common; what they do or what they are goes beyond the norms of society. The main character is a boy with Down's syndrome who spends his days playing a guitar downtown.

The style is the same throughout the film, the cameras position is fixed and there are only observations (i.e. no interviews or other forms of interaction). All scenes are directed and what you see is acting. However, the people are not actors, they are (mostly) the peoples whose story the director wants to tell (which explains the word pseudo-documentary).

The film is very open, so if you want some kind of message or moral from it you might get disappointed. The director has made several comments about the film and why he made it. I think his point was well made, but I'm not sure if I would have understood it without his comments. My best advice is to see the film with patience, take it for what it is. If you're puzzles search for interviews of the director.


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