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Call Girl (2012)

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 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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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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Many reel-to-reel tape recorders visible in the film - set in 1976 - are Revox PR99s, easily identifiable by there digital counters, a model that was not introduced until 1982. See more »

Quotes

Iris: You've got a groovy moped.
Tompa: Thanks.
Iris: Can I have a ciggy?
Sonja Hansson: Where're you off to?
Svante: Don't know. Nowhere.
Sonja Hansson: Can we come?
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Corruption And Power a.k.a. Kaos är mor till statsministern
By Mattias Bärjed
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Scandal call
6 December 2012 | by stenssonSee all my reviews

1970s and a Swedish scandal which is said took place in reality. High politicians went to prostitutes, some of them certainly much under age.

The problem with this film is whether it's having too little or too much to do with what really happened. Real historical persons appear here, only slightly disguised or not disguised at all really. But that's another kind of discussion. Are there anyway qualities to be found?

Yes, the so called life of the young girls is narrated in a rather touching way and focus should have been on that. Instead it's about corrupt politicians, corrupt police captains and a single policeman trying to fight it. The characters are somewhat square, which hides the story a little.


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Release Date:

9 November 2012 (Sweden) See more »

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EUR4,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,922,273
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