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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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Axel Petersén
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Cast

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 Henrik Lilliér ... Becker
Migle Polikeviciute Migle Polikeviciute ... Irina
Rikard Johansson Rikard Johansson ... Sommargalleristen
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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Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

24 February 2012 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Авалон See more »

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Båstad, Skåne län, Sweden See more »

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Performed by Julian Hruza
With courtesy from Bernadina Publishing
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Well made and connected.
30 May 2014 | by johan-asplundSee all my reviews

The films most compelling component is the main character Janne, really well performed by Johannes Brost, who's haggard face carries the plot in a manner, sending just the right signals of remorse and self destruction. The Director, Axel Petersén, must be the most promising of the Swedish new talents. This movie is not for the Batman fans, who have gone to American films schools. They will miss all the nuances when they are looking for the turning points, according to Laurie Hutzler or John Truby. The filmmaker knows it all but decides to, brave as he is, let open threads remain open, giving the viewer a chance to form his or hers own fantasy outcome and interpretations. The feeling you are left with is a genuine despair and the main characters sincere sadness over the deeds he has been a part of. This is a movie for profound existential contemplation of the lack of empathy that follows a shallow and superficial society. Well done!


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