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She Monkeys (2011)

Apflickorna (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 2 September 2011 (Sweden)
Two adolescent girls on an equine acrobatics team form an intimate friendship that becomes threatened by their competitive nature.

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Lisa Aschan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathilda Paradeiser ... Emma
Linda Molin Linda Molin ... Cassandra
Isabella Lindquist Isabella Lindquist ... Sara
Sergej Merkusjev Sergej Merkusjev ... Ivan
Adam Lundgren ... Jens
Sigmund Hovind Sigmund Hovind ... Tobias
Kevin Caicedo Vega Kevin Caicedo Vega ... Sebastian
Nasrin Pakkho Nasrin Pakkho ... Simfröken
Maria Hedborg Maria Hedborg ... Voltigetränaren
Inger Lindberg Inger Lindberg ... Linföraren
Elin Söderquist Elin Söderquist ... Badvakten
Malin Müller Malin Müller ... Expediten
Rebecka Ahlström Rebecka Ahlström ... Alice
Emma Liljeflod Emma Liljeflod ... Malin
Johanna Bergstedt Johanna Bergstedt ... Ida
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Storyline

When Emma meets Cassandra, they initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges. Emma does whatever it takes to master the rules of the game. Lines are crossed and the stakes get higher and higher. Despite this, Emma can't resist the intoxicating feeling of total control. Written by Atmo

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She Monkeys is a modern western about power, sex, and creatures.

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

€1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Il Sorriso, Il Paradiso
(Sergio Menegale / Gianni D'Errico)
©Sugarmusic Edizioni / Air Chrysalis Scandinavia
Warner Music
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Adored this film.
3 November 2013 | by rasputin-23See all my reviews

Yes, this film unravels slowly... like a Swedish winter, but it is a fascinating glimpse, I think, into female psychology in general (not just Swedish). The film is very sly, and you won't appreciate the bitter, yet kinda funny, poetic justice of the plot... until the final scene. Highly recommended. Gorgeous young actresses in the leading roles, and lovely Swedish scenery abounds. The film is poetic and even somewhat oneiric, and, in its glacial ellipticality perhaps owes more to old Ingmar Bergman films than it does to more recent Swedish fare. Indeed, the story of the love/hate relationship between two young women seems a nod to Bergman's 1966 classic, Persona. So universal is the the theme of this film that one could almost comprehend the story without subtitles and not knowing Swedish. A real gem.


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