Niels Arden Oplev – Män som hatar kvinnor AKA Men Who Hate Women AKA The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

 Niels Arden Oplev   Män som hatar kvinnor AKA Men Who Hate Women AKA The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

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Engaging, suspenseful, well-acted, atmospheric, and technically well-made Swedish thriller, based on the first book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy (which I have not read; Amazon.com/AdLibris.se). Clichés and little originality notwithstanding, there is a certain freshness to the proceedings, and the film is one of the better Swedish entries in the genre. The movie contains a couple of very disturbing and intense scenes that linger in the mind. While the ending makes the film feel slightly too long, it also ties up a few loose ends quite nicely. Michael Nyqvist convincingly portrays Mikael Blomkvist, but his character is underdeveloped; Noomi Rapace is excellent and memorable as Lisbeth Salander; in a smaller role, Peter Andersson is appropriately disgusting and slimy as Nils Bjurman. Sure-handed direction by Niels Arden Oplev.
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Lisa Langseth – Hotell (2013)

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Quote:Erika has it all: a good job, lots of friends and a secure relationship. Until the day it all falls apart. Suddenly this perfect life means nothing, and the feelings she once was able to control are no longer within reach. She starts going to group therapy and meets other people suffering from various forms of trauma. One day Erika and this eclectic group of four people decide to take matters into their own hands and heads off together in search of a way out. They start checking into hotels – a place of complete anonymity where one can wake up as a different person. Continue reading

Lukas Moodysson – Vi är bäst! AKA We Are the Best! (2013)

 Lukas Moodysson   Vi är bäst! AKA We Are the Best! (2013)

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Stockholm 1982. A film about Bobo, Klara and Hedvig. Three 13-year old girls who roam the streets. Who are brave and tough and strong and weak and confused and weird. Who have to take care of themselves way too early. Who heat fish fingers in the toaster when mom is at the pub. Who start a punk band without any instruments, even though everybody says that punk is dead. ~ trustnordisk
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Staffan Hildebrand – Stockholmsnatt (1987)

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The storie is based on young paolo roberto´s own experiences in his teens. Paolo and his friends hang around kungsan at night as the get in trouble while robbing and beat down people. GET THE FACTS: in the summer of ´85-86 many teen gangs confronted eachother at kungsan at night and smaller riots started. The films director who worked as a social-science at that point heard about it and went downtown for the action. There he met young paolo, one of stockholms most feared teens. That is the major ingridiense for the film. This is truely a good film although it first was made for information in schools (from IMDB). Continue reading

Susanne Bier – Pensionat Oskar (1995)

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Synopsis

The Runeberg family is an ordinary middle class family, with a house in a suburb, a car and three children. By vacationing in a rented house by the sea, the hope is that the tension and anxiety between Rune and Gunnel will disappear. However, instead of spending time with his family, Rune finds himself attracted to a young man, Petrus. Whatever happens next, Rune realizes, it will be like it never was before. Continue reading

Ingmar Bergman – Beröringen AKA The Touch [12 min longer] (1971)

 Ingmar Bergman   Beröringen AKA The Touch [12 min longer] (1971)

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A seemingly happy Swedish housewife and mother begins an adulterous affair with a foreign archaeologist who is working near her home. But he is an emotionally scarred man, a Jewish survivor from a concentration camp who found refuge in the U.S.,and, consequently, their relationship will be painfully difficult. Continue reading

Håkon Liu – Miss Kicki (2009)

 Håkon Liu   Miss Kicki (2009)

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Kicki has after several years abroad returned to Sweden. Her 17-year old son has been brought up by his grandmother and has a very distant relationship to his mother. In an effort to get reacquainted Kicki invites her son to join her on vacation in Taiwan. But her hidden agenda is that Taipei is also the home of the Taiwanese businessman with whom she has been conducting an Internet romance

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Viktor visits Taiwan with his mother Kicki. He secretly hopes to meet the father he has never seen, but his mother’s heart is completely elsewhere. Conflicts arise between them, and as Viktor gets closer with his Taiwanese friend Didi, the gap between mother and son widens. Continue reading

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