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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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John
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Anders Beckman ...
Roy
Sven Nordin ...
Glenn
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Mona
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Krister
Maria Alm Norell ...
Iris mamma Gunnel
Lena B. Eriksson ...
Socialsekreterare Britt
Jade Viljamaa ...
Minna
Julia Lindblom ...
Mari
Eddie Hultén ...
David
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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€4,500,000 (estimated)
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Inspired by the non-fiction novel "Makten, männen, mörkläggningen" (The Power, The Men, The Cover-up) (2004) by Deanne Rauscher & Janne Mattsson. See more »

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The Schuko electric sockets seen in most interiors throughout the film was not widely in use except in kitchens in 1976. The sockets should have been two-pin unearthed round ones. See more »

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Roy: Don't open this can of worms.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Sweden a.k.a. För Sverige ur tiden
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A must see watch of corruption from the higher ranks
25 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Here's something different. Interesting and intriguing drama told from fact, about some juvie hotties who were used for the sexual pleasure older perverts of high ranking society, some politicians, etc, one finding himself in a corner. Some of them are so repellent as are some of the the older sex workers, you wouldn't touch with a nine foot pole. Callgirl indeed has some strong moments, ones of pure intensity as it builds to a climax of unexpected revolutions, of revolving doors for the characters, where the baddies get away with it, and our two young teens are back in the squalor. Some of the scenes involving girls looking particularly young, 14-15, undressing and being fondled, I'm amazed the filmmaker got away with it. But nonetheless, this is an engrossing film, one of those that become more involving the further it progresses. The film recounts all the hours of phone tapping, bugging the operators and clientele of this racket, with pretty much the same hopeless result as what happened in Traffic. This is one of the best film I've seen in ages, with a story that needs to be told in a film that needs to be seen.


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