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The world famous Swedish jazz singer, actress and icon Monica Zetterlund's life through stardom and hardship.

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Per Fly

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Monica Zetterlund (inspired by the life of), Peter Birro (scenario) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edda Magnason ... Monica
Sverrir Gudnason ... Sture
Kjell Bergqvist ... Bengt
Vera Vitali ... Marika
Oskar Thunberg Oskar Thunberg ... Vilgot
Johannes Wanselow Johannes Wanselow ... Beppe
Nadja Christiansson Nadja Christiansson ... Eva-Lena
David Hellenius ... Skivbolagsdirektören
Cecilia Ljung Cecilia Ljung ... Greta
Fredrik Lindborg Fredrik Lindborg ... Dompan
Jörgen Thorsson ... Tage
Hanna Ullerstam ... Kerstin
Hedda Stiernstedt ... Lina
Henrik Ståhl Henrik Ståhl ... Povel Ramel
Anna Harling Anna Harling ... Journalisten
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Storyline

Set in the glamour and free spirit of the early sixties. Monica, a young Swedish small town girl is dreaming of the vibrant city jazz clubs of Stockholm. She embarks on an intense journey in the limelight as a celebrated singer and actress in the golden era of jazz. Among artists and hipsters her phenomenal success leaves a trail of broken love affairs and promises. Written by Lena Rehnberg

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A lingonberry branch in a cocktail glass.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

13 September 2013 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Waltz for Monica See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The variety show that Monica plays in the movie is a mixture of different varieties she did with Hasse Alfredsson and Tage Danielsson. The venue, China Teatern (The China Theatre) and the actor with the turban is a reference to Gula Hund (Yellow Dog) from 1964. The musicians with the red sport coats are from the 1976 variety Svea Hund and lastly the number Monica performs ("Vad en liten gumma kan gno", roughly translated "What a little [old] lady can work") is from "Glaset i Örat" (The Glass in the Ear) from 1973. See more »

Goofs

In connection with the 1963 ESC show, The Supremes' chart buster "My World is Empty without You, Babe" is heard in the background. The song was released three years later, i.e. in 1966. See more »

Connections

References Så tuktas kärleken (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Vad en liten gumma kan gno
Composed by Harry M. Woods
Lyrics written by Hans Alfredson, Tage Danielsson
Performed by Edda Magnason
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Too liberal with artistic freedom
8 June 2014 | by per-61See all my reviews

Well, this film does abuse the character of Monicas father as well as others.

If one have to make evil portraits, do not use real persons names.

And, there was no bus-service from Hagfors to Stockholm, she would take the train to Karlstad, and the express-train from there to Stockholm.

I also doubt the New York episode about Negroes and blondes.

Anachronistic and filled with errors. Also have a hard believing that Hagfors did not have an automatic telephone exchange in 1960.

But the film is well played, lovely songs, nice portraits of some other personalities, it also contains full frontal nudity and nice Stockholm scenes. Why it is I gave it a 6.


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