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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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Drama | Thriller

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This story is based on actual events. Only the names, locations, and some events have been changed. In the movie Pernilla August plays madam Dagmar Glans, in real life her name was Doris Hopp. Claes Ljungmark plays the minister of justice, in real life Lennart Geijer. David Dencik plays Aspen Thorin, in real life information officer Ebbe Carlsson. Magnus Krepper plays the prime minister, based on real life Olof Palme. Claes-Göran Turesson plays the chief of police, based on real life Carl Persson. See more »

Goofs

The brown milk cartons briefly seen in the borstal's kitchen were not in use in 1976, but came a few years later. 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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Klara Norra
Written and Performed by Mattias Bärjed
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Reading out loud
2 August 2013 | by ulf-635-523367See all my reviews

A lifeless screenplay makes this ambitious film-project to wreck completely. A true story with all the right ingredients. Olof Palme, the minister of justice Lennart Geijer, Jane Fonda, sex with minors... A major political scandal, swept under the thick Swedish democratic rug. Storytelling turned into a tepid recitation of facts and participants. Very close to the updated version of the book "Bordellhärvan" by Deanne Rauscher, Gösta Elmquist, and Janne Mattsson (Pocketförlaget 2012). As some of you already pointed out, a remarkable tour de force of the "Call Girl" art department. Regarding the locations, most of them are negligent/ignorant choices. A 1976 costume in a Stockholm 2011. The film is stuffed with good distinctive Scandinavian actors. Most of them lost in a sprawling storyline. However, Pernilla August is truly magnificent. A lifeboat in an ocean full of good purposes.


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EUR4,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,922,273
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