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Vi är bäst! (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama, Music | 20 June 2014 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Lukas Moodysson

Writers:

Lukas Moodysson, Coco Moodysson (comic book)
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Cast

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
Jonathan Salomonsson Jonathan Salomonsson ... Elis
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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Storyline

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

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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, 30 May 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$180,222, 5 September 2014
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Film i Väst, Memfis Film See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(~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

Klara: What's a chord?
Hedvig: You play many tones at once, you hit them at the same time, they make harmony.
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Connections

References A Respectable Life (1979) See more »

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Sonate d-moll prelude xodo de baiana
Written by Silvius Leopold Weiss
Performed by Liv LeMoyne
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A Loving Ode to Growing Up
13 January 2015 | by Josh_FriesenSee all my reviews

While We Are the Best! may not be the best film of the year, it was my favourite film of the year. I can't remember the last time a film contained so much genuine warmth and pleasure. This heart warming and beautifully written story about the aimlessness of being a teenager had me smiling from ear to ear for the entirety of the running time. Unlike Boyhood, which provides the perspectives of both children and parents over an extended period of time, We Are the Best!, is a time capsule of a film, giving us the subjective perspectives of three young girls during a key part of their childhood. Veteran Swedish writer and director Lukas Moodysson, provides us with a glimpse into the lives of these young girls as they form a punk band despite two of them having no musical experience. They are indeed terrible, but the film isn't about punk music, it's about the punk attitude that perfectly captures the defiance of being a teenager. A loving ode to growing up, We Are the Best! Is easily the most charming film of the year.


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