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A young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything.

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Mikael Marcimain
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sofia Karemyr Sofia Karemyr ... Iris
Simon J. Berger ... John
Josefin Asplund ... Sonja
Pernilla August ... Dagmar Glans
Anders Beckman Anders Beckman ... Roy
Sven Nordin Sven Nordin ... Glenn
David Dencik ... Aspen
Hanna Ullerstam ... Mona
Sverrir Gudnason ... Krister
Maria Alm Norell Maria Alm Norell ... Iris mamma Gunnel
Lena B. Eriksson Lena B. Eriksson ... Socialsekreterare Britt
Jade Viljamaa Jade Viljamaa ... Minna
Julia Lindblom Julia Lindblom ... Mari
Eddie Hultén Eddie Hultén ... David
Tobias Ekelund Tobias Ekelund ... Moppekillen Tompa
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Call Girl is set in the late 1970s - a time time of women's liberation, sexual revolution, Swedish neutrality, nuclear power and social security. The film takes us on a trip from the very bottom of society, along dark back streets, through glitz and glamour, to the corridors of power which are a labyrinth of secrets. The story is inspired by a Swedish political scandal known as Bordellhärvan which linked underage prostitution with powerful customers believed to come from the highest levels of society. Written by Sparkleplanet

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Youth is seductive. Power is corrupt.

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Drama | Thriller

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Sweden | Norway | Finland | Ireland

Language:

Swedish | English | Polish

Release Date:

9 November 2012 (Sweden) See more »

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Budget:

€4,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film caused a massive controversy in Sweden due to the film alluding to that Olof Palme bought sex from underage prostitutes. Palme's son sued the filmmakers on the grounds of defamation but lost - however the filmmakers later agreed to re-cut the scene, which since is much shorter and de-identified on all media (theaters, home video and TV). See more »

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The type of license plate fitted on Dagmar's and the pimp's limousine was not in use in 1976. It should have been a two-line square plate. See more »

Quotes

Kurt Nygren: Thought you were the press officer, not a police officer.
Aspen: Well... that thing with the ladies will have to be put under wraps. You, of all people, know what can happen when a situation gets sticky.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Written and Performed by Mattias Bärjed
Courtesy of Razzia / Family Tree Music AB
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if you like realistic 70s style movies , this is a good one.
13 April 2013 | by evk311See all my reviews

i had no idea what movie to expect , i saw the title and thought i was gonna see an easy American style thriller action fun movie. i am open minded so i was ready for whatever came on the screen. however what i saw was an impressive movie that also seemed to be a true story . i can imagine those things really happened , although few erotic scenes looked really weird and not real , i guess i am not that perverted . but the whole film seemed very realistic, no crazy action 3D VFX etc.

one of the strong parts is the 70s feeling. the people look very 70s styled. i mean they did a fantastic job to show the feel of that time and how it looked and felt. if you were in the 70s you can definitely tell how realistic the movie was. another great thing was i didn't got bored for a second. the story went on and on , and i had no idea where it was going and it was very unpredictable and interesting to see how things turned towards the end.

last thing; there was a big shock moment somewhere in the movie , it scared the heck out of me , i suddenly jumped out of my chair for a second, i can't tell you what it was , you go see for yourself. if you like realistic 70s movies , this is a good one. i liked it.


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