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Young Sophie Bell (2014)

Unga Sophie Bell (original title)
After high school graduation, life is finally going to begin...at least that's how best friends Sophie and Alice feel about their upcoming move to Berlin. But these dreams are shattered ... See full summary »

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Amanda Adolfsson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Felice Jankell Felice Jankell ... Sophie
Hedda Stiernstedt ... Alice
Iggy Malmborg Iggy Malmborg ... John
Julius Fleischanderl ... Arvid
Jella Haase ... Lisa
Murat Dikenci Murat Dikenci ... Abdi
Sara Chaanhing Kennedy ... Susanne (as Anna-Sara Kennedy)
Mladen Puric Mladen Puric ... Goran
Claes Bang ... Klaus
Pheline Roggan ... Simone
Ahnna Rasch ... Rita
Marcus Vögeli Marcus Vögeli ... Ivan
Evamaria Björk Evamaria Björk ... Eva
Oskar Stenström Oskar Stenström ... Skolfotograf
Lotten Roos ... Kvinnlig polis
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After high school graduation, life is finally going to begin...at least that's how best friends Sophie and Alice feel about their upcoming move to Berlin. But these dreams are shattered when Alice suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Searching for answers, Sophie retraces Alice's steps through Berlin, leading her on a life-changing journey that will open her eyes to a world of independence. Shedding her inhibitions, Sophie will discover the beautiful, the sensual, and the poetic, as well as the brutal, the murky and the grim.

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Drama

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Can't Sleep
Written By Adrian Hynne, Roger Hynne, Rebecka Rolfart
Performed by Adrian Lux
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Two Swedish girls share a dream of living in Berlin after high school, but after a nasty fall out, they are set on different paths of discovery
29 June 2015 | by teniellekthompsonSee all my reviews

This strikes me as one of those coming of age films we'll reflect on in 20 years and say 'wow, I remember those floral headbands, animal onesies, and glitter nightclub attire'. Then nostalgia will set in and there might be a tear or a sigh of relief. In any case, the film will have an evocative effect mostly due to its slow motion montage sequences accompanied by intense music to indicate moments of high emotion. Though the camera being used is breathtakingly crisp, the film seems a bit like a music video at times. While the characters are well developed and the plot well structured, I couldn't help but cringe at the melodramatic nature of scene choices. Flashbacks were overused to the point of cliché as were the hallucinations throughout the film. However, I think the film captured the respective German and Swedish landscapes beautifully and there was a delicate treatment of youth and friendship that I found very poignant. Also, this film definitely passes the Bechtel test. The women in the film are ambitious and exhibit freedom and independence. I approve of the films themes, characters and storyline yet I question the artistic choices made in conveying these aspects which I so much enjoyed. This is an unexpected journey of discovery for an inexperienced young woman in a cultured city with exciting prospects.


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Sweden

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Swedish | English | German

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23 January 2015 (Sweden) See more »

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