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Pure (2010)

Till det som är vackert (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 22 October 2010 (Sweden)
Katarina is 20 years old. With a troubled past in a dreary suburb, her life seems to be already set in stone - until she discovers music. Everything changes when she hears a performance of ... See full summary »

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Lisa Langseth

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Lisa Langseth
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alicia Vikander ... Katarina
Samuel Fröler ... Adam
Josephine Bauer Josephine Bauer ... Birgitta, mamman
Martin Wallström ... Mattias
Helén Söderqvist Henriksson Helén Söderqvist Henriksson ... Personalchefen (as Helén Söderqvist)
Kim Lantz Kim Lantz ... Vaktmästaren
Frederik Nilsson Frederik Nilsson ... Henrik
Elisabeth Göransson Elisabeth Göransson ... Agneta, socialsekreteraren
Ylva Gallon ... Sjuksköterskan
Anna Åström ... Cicci
Magnus Lindberg Magnus Lindberg ... Nille
Adama Gharbi Adama Gharbi ... Jasse & Hans Killgäng
Edwin Chalusi Edwin Chalusi ... Jasse & Hans Killgäng
Caesar Kobb Caesar Kobb ... Jasse & Hans Killgäng
Felix Stegemann Felix Stegemann ... Jasse & Hans Killgäng

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Katarina is 20 years old. With a troubled past in a dreary suburb, her life seems to be already set in stone - until she discovers music. Everything changes when she hears a performance of Mozart's Requiem at the Gothenburg Concert Hall that sends her reeling and opens up a beautiful new world. She feels that she has to change her life and get as far away from her ugly reality as possible. But the path she has to follow proves a treacherous one, filled with lies, betrayal and a dangerous liaison with the married conductor Adam. Yet Katarina is ready to do anything to gain her new identity. Written by Anonymous

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Katrina's eyes and mind are opened when listening to the beauty of Mozart.

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Drama

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When film director Lisa Langseth was looking for an unestablished actress to play the lead in her new film, she discovered Alicia Vikander. See more »

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Near the end of the movie, Katarina goes to the library and asks for "Rachmaninoff's piano concerto, with Richter." She finds a seat and plays the CD. The audio is not Rachmaninoff though, but Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A major (K. 622). See more »

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Katarina: [wearing headphones listening to Mozart] We don't have all the time in the world. You shouldn't waste life, so the only thing that happens is that your pussy gets slack. The first time I heard Mozart was on YouTube. That's nearly a year ago. I was searching for some stupid clip, and suddenly I was captivated - by the music. Since then, they can't touch me. They can take their cocks and their ugly lives and say what they want. I don't care. I'm not there anymore. In some bloody way ...
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Soundtracks

BLÅSARKVINETELT (Andante espressivo)
Kompositör / Composed by Carl Nielsen
Anders Jonhäll, flöjt
Mårten Larsson, oboe
Urban Claesson, klarinett
Arne Nilsson, bassoon
Lisa Ford, horn
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Anger Management Deluxe
30 September 2020 | by sps-70659See all my reviews

Great to see a strong female lead, with full-on anger management issues, as if that were the most natural thing in the world. She's got plenty to be pissed about.

Vikander aces her first full feature. You can see why, her career kicked on from there. But I lean towards the lesser end of the User Reviews.

The music and philosophy props don't seem deeply felt, or played. The ingenue's progression with the older male, you've seen it all before.

How it subverts itself, you haven't seen that too many times. Brava!


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Sweden

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Swedish

Release Date:

22 October 2010 (Sweden) See more »

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Budget:

SEK14,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$84,013
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1.85 : 1
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