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The Circle (2015)

Cirkeln (original title)
An otherworldly evil is slipping into a small town in Sweden. Six unrelated girls have been chosen to fight this evil. Together they must overcome their differences in order to save themselves and the world.

Director:

Levan Akin

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Sara Bergmark Elfgren (screenplay), Levan Akin (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josefin Asplund ... Rebecka Mohlin
Helena Engström Helena Engström ... Anna-Karin Nieminen
Miranda Frydman Miranda Frydman ... Vanessa Dahl
Irma von Platen Irma von Platen ... Minoo Falk Karimi
Hanna Asp ... Ida Holmström
Leona Axelsen ... Linnéa Wallin
Ruth Vega Fernandez Ruth Vega Fernandez ... Adriana Lopez
Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs ... Kevin
Vincent Grahl ... Gustaf
Johanna Granström Johanna Granström ... Jannike Dahl
Sverrir Gudnason ... Max Rosenqvist
Dick Idman Dick Idman ... Taisto Nieminen
Gustav Lindh ... Elias Malmgren
Ann-Sofie Nurmi Ann-Sofie Nurmi ... Mia Nieminen
Charlie Petersson ... Wille
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Storyline

An otherworldly evil is slipping into a small town in Sweden. Six unrelated girls have been chosen to fight this evil. Together they must overcome their differences in order to save themselves and the world.

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Taglines:

Magin vaknar. (Magic is awakening.)


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

18 February 2015 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Kör See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,117,789
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RMV Film See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Nicolaus and Mona Moonbeam (Mona Månstråle), two supporting characters in the book series, are not featured in the film. Scenes featuring Mona where shot, but discarded from the final film. See more »

Goofs

When Minoo is in the school library, talking to Max, there are letters on the wall behind them, which are supposed to read "Bokklubb" (Swedish for "Book club"). However, there is only one k, so it's misspelled as "Boklubb" (which in English would be equivalent to either "Book lub" or "Boo club"). See more »

Quotes

Minoo Falk Karimi: I have to go home. I have so much homework. Well, you know that because you gave it to us.
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References Panic Room (2002) See more »

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Written by Elena Tonra (as E. Tonra)/Igor Haefeli (as I. Haefeli)
Performed by Daughter
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I want the Hollywood version
14 July 2015 | by ribbingSee all my reviews

This movie seems to presume that you have read the book(s) It follows the story really well but as always have to take shortcuts to fit in the time frame, even though it's allowed 2,5 hours. ...Of which the first 30 minutes is almost all about massaging you into Engelsfors, a small community in the modern world. The depicting of a teenagers life is rather good, even if it is cut short, it serves just as your massage in order to get to the point of magic. Some of these shortcuts feels to me that they would be totally incomprehensible if you haven't read the book, but I can be wrong.

Nothing bad about the directing, it is good. And considering that all main actors are first- timers, they do a good job! To me it feels like well performed amateur theatre, but as a movie watcher I wish it had been better, I cannot get immersed in what's happening.

And the worst: As always there seems to be no competent sound technician in Sweden! When watching the DVD version I find myself turning up the volume when someone speaks, and turning it down when there is sound effects. Even as a native Swedish speaker I have to strain myself to hear what they say. It shouldn't have to be this way, I really abhor it!

As a plus I must add that the music is very beautiful, and as I inclined above it is no problem hearing it.

All in all I think that this movie would do great if it was remade somewhat like "Let the right one in" -which by the way I think was equally good in both the Swedish and the US version.

I do not hope for a part 2, I hope for a Hollywood version of the whole trilogy!


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