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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 will 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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(~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 »

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Ja må hon leva
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This was the Best!

I can't recall the last time I saw such an awesome movie about punk rock.

There's nothing like being a preteen like Bobo, who comes from a single parent home and dislikes her parents and takes comfort by getting into punk rock. What makes her situation better is finding a rebellious preteen like Klara who has similar interest in punk rock and disliking her parents (who are actually really cool but understandingly embarrassing from a 12 year old's point of view.) And when the two "weird kids" in school find each other, they find the best way to express their uniqueness in Stockholm 1982...by starting a punk rock band.

They didn't own their own instruments or even know how to play anything, and no matter what the boys who thought their Motorhead rip off band, Iron fist said about them they got the job done, and kept punk alive when it was "dying". Adding to their mixed a talented guitar player in Hedvig, they tell the tale of possibly every great band's origin.

What I love most about the movie is the binding friendship of the girls. Like when bass player and vocals Klara had a problem with Guitar player, Hedvig's Christian upbringing or when drummer Bobo and Klara are face with a "Bros before hos" situation. They stand together, even when everyone thinks they suck, they stand together. A lesson most bands should take into consideration.

This movie kicks-ass on some many levels. It's for everyone who loves the spirit of punk rock. We are the Best!!!


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