Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead.

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Lukas Moodysson

Writers:

Lukas Moodysson, Coco Moodysson (graphic novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mira Barkhammar Mira Barkhammar ... Bobo
Mira Grosin Mira Grosin ... Klara
Liv LeMoyne Liv LeMoyne ... Hedvig
Johan Liljemark Johan Liljemark ... Kenneth
Mattias Wiberg Mattias Wiberg ... Roger
Jonatan Salomonsson Jonatan Salomonsson ... Elis (as Jonathan Salomonsson)
Alvin Strollo Alvin Strollo ... Mackan
Anna Rydgren Anna Rydgren ... Bobos mamma
Peter Eriksson Peter Eriksson ... Bobos pappa
Charlie Falk Charlie Falk ... Linus
Lena Carlsson Lena Carlsson ... Klaras mamma
David Dencik ... Klaras pappa
Emrik Ekholm Emrik Ekholm ... Klaras lillebror
Ann-Sofie Rase Ann-Sofie Rase ... Hedvigs mamma
Lily Moodysson Lily Moodysson ... Hedvigs lillasyster
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In early-80s' Stockholm, Bobo, an ordinary thirteen-year-old schoolgirl who lives with her divorced mother, takes inspiration from bands like KSMB and Ebba Grön, refusing to accept what others say about Punk being dead. Sharing the same taste in music with her classmate, Klara, and with the help of the talented but introverted eighth-grader, Hedvig, the girls decide to put a band together, getting their hands on musical instruments for the very first time. But, surprisingly, what started as a joke, will soon become a reality--and with a song already in their hands--this aspiring Punk band fuelled by youthful rebellion, will aim for the stars without any concern about what others say, simply because THEY ARE THE BEST. Written by Nick Riganas

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Taglines:

Three Girls Vs. The World

Genres:

Drama | Music

Certificate:

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(~1:40:58) At the end of the credits, there is a clarinet solo of an undefined song by Klara's father. See more »

Quotes

Hedvig: Faith is a choice. Right?
Klara: No.
Hedvig: What do you believe in?
Klara: Well, I don't believe in God. I believe in ketchup.
Hedvig: Best ever!
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References A Respectable Life (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Hata sport
Written by Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne, Julia Forssell, Niels Berglund
Performed by Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin, Liv LeMoyne
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Nostaligia== Brilliant
3 May 2014 | by skinsk-1See all my reviews

First off, I was a muffle school "punk" in 1982, so I couldn't resist catching a screening of We Are the Best at the Jeonju Film Festival (Korea). My previous experience with Swedish films has been limited, and resulted in spells of sleep (the scenes of Swedish TV in this film were reminiscent!).

The young actresses were amazing! Real, infectious. . . brilliant! The story-telling and script were first-rate. The filming fit the material perfectly. I could appreciate this both as a 40- something adult now and as a compatriot of the main characters from that time period-- even if I experienced adolescence half a world away.

It's a feel-good film, and serious issues are framed in the most palatable way-- but the movie makes no pretensions and it it was it is, and that is a first-rate film, great for all ages, that has everyone leaving with a smile!


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

20 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We Are the Best! See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,664, 1 June 2014

Gross USA:

$180,590

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,604,273
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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