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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Storyline

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

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Swedish | English | Polish

Release Date:

9 November 2012 (Sweden) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR4,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,922,273
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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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

Roy: Don't open this can of worms.
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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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Excruciatingly boring
10 November 2012 | by john-vinnarsSee all my reviews

Great acting, especially from Pernilla August, that's why I don't give it a one. But if I just wanted to watch realistic people I wouldn't need to go to the cinema. I go to the cinema to laugh, be inspired, be emotionally moved, be scared, have my views challenged, be surprised etc. A given movie does not have to meet all these criteria to be good, one might be enough. But this movie doesn't meet any.

I read one professional review (Uppsala Nya Tidning) of this title saying that it was "exciting and emotionally captivating". I would say that the movie's total lack thereof is its main problem. It's extremely slow paced and its main themes are very familiar.

I am at a loss to understand why this Swedish movie has managed to receive unanimously great reviews from the Swedish professional reviewers. Makes me question their objectiveness. Or they may go to the cinema for entirely different reasons than I do.


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