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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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Front Squat
Written By M. Eklund
Performed by Maranta
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A tale of two naive girls dreams being shattered
11 March 2016 | by OJTSee all my reviews

Amanda Adolfssons debut feature film after making some acclaimed short films is a story about the two young inseparable best friends Sophie and Alice moving to Berlin after high school graduation. They grown up lives are finally about to begin! They look so much forward to their upcoming move to Berlin.

But then Alice suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Sophie starts searching for the answers, ending up in Berlin. This changes her life dramatically.

This is beautifully told coming of age film is high on emotion and deep-felt reality. Thecfilm is crisp and clear like a spring day, and has a very attractive fresh look. The music is very effectively woven into the story, and some scenes are really shattering due to the additional use of effective music. Still I think these moments aren't used to their full extent.

The actors are doing a great job. Sphie, played by Felice Jankell, is a find! Also her young boyfriend Arvid, is equally perfectly played by Julius Fleischanderl. It takes a great director in the making to instruct young actors like this.

Still the film struggles with the pace, due to the use of the retrospective technique - the flashbacks. The film, which starts off great is ending up very differently pointless and a bit stressed out. Dealing differently with this, this really could be a modern classic.

A film maker, and actors, to watch out for.


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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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