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Avalon (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 24 February 2012 (Sweden)
Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Johannes Brost ... Janne
Peter Carlberg Peter Carlberg ... Klas
Léonore Ekstrand ... Jackie
Charlotte Wandt Charlotte Wandt ... Agnes
August Wittgenstein ... Michel
Stefan Huynh Stefan Huynh ... Tommy
Simas Lindesis Simas Lindesis ... Donatas
Peter Lorentzon Peter Lorentzon ... Stefan
Henrik Lilliér ... Becker
Migle Polikeviciute Migle Polikeviciute ... Irina
Rikard Johansson Rikard Johansson ... Sommargalleristen
Jennifer Lila Jennifer Lila ... Charlotte (as Jennifer Knipe)
Etienne Petersén Etienne Petersén ... Björn
Malou Stiller Malou Stiller ... Stefanie
Michael Preber Michael Preber ... Nic
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Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad, where he also teams up with his older sister Jackie. But an accident turns his life upside down and forced by the people around him, he desperately seeks a way out. Written by Fasad AB

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24 February 2012 (Sweden) See more »

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Båstad, Skåne län, Sweden See more »

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Boring and pretentious
19 July 2012 | by tdg-2See all my reviews

As a big fan of Nordic cinema I'm always interested in new names and faces. Well... Axel Petersén is a new name to me and he certainly seems to have at least a few good ideas, but all in all I hope he will choose better friends for his next movie. This one was just boring and pretentious.

The protagonists (all of them) lack any credibility, they're only skin deep, and they run around, act and react like headless chickens. There's no way you can relate to anyone of them. Nothing wrong with an experimental approach but the experiment in this movie (for instance the ridiculous 'Avalon' discotheque sequence) is a kind of 'worst of the sixties'. Apart from that the camera-work was the most annoying since the invention of dogma 95.

Although some of Pederséns friends seem beyond suspicion... I was surprised to see the name of Hoyte van Hoytema passing by in the 'thanks' region... please listen better to his advice next time. And how in Privatdetektiven Kant's name did Carl Johan De Geer get involved with this? What a waste of real (experimental) talent.

About halfway through it suddenly struck me that this was like watching a Dutch movie... now you know where the title of this review comes from.

And by the way, the subject 'man goes berserk when confronted with unexpected horror' was handled a lot more plausible and creepy in the 2007 Danish movie 'Hvid Nat'.


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