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Popular Music (2004)

Populärmusik från Vittula (original title)
Two boys grow up together in the town of Pajala during the 1960s. United by rock'n'roll music.

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Reza Bagher

Writers:

Reza Bagher (screenplay), Erik Norberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Enderfors Max Enderfors ... Matti 15 år / yo
Andreas af Enehielm Andreas af Enehielm ... Niila 15 år / yo
Niklas Ulfvarson Niklas Ulfvarson ... Matti 7 år / yo
Tommy Vallikari Tommy Vallikari ... Niila 7 år / yo
Björn Kjellman ... Greger
Göran Forsmark ... Birger
Jarmo Mäkinen ... Isak / Niila's father
Sten Ljunggren ... Farfar
Gustav Wiklund Gustav Wiklund ... Ryssi-Jussi
Kati Outinen ... Päivi / Niila's mother
Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala ... Farmor / Grandmother
Carina M. Johansson Carina M. Johansson ... Solveig
Carla Abrahamsen Carla Abrahamsen ... Maggan
Ville Kivelä Ville Kivelä ... Erkki
Filip Pachucki Filip Pachucki ... Holgeri (as Filip Pachuchi)
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Storyline

Matti and his friend Niila, who is an unusually quiet boy feeling bad because his father is abusing him grow up in Pajala in the 60's. They share the interest in music since the day Niila got a vinyl single with the song "Rock and Roll Music" and they played it on Matti's sister's gramophone. It's the same day they also share another thing that matters to history: a kiss. Although they are just "innocent" prepubertal children, the narrator does not let us forget that part. Fast-forwarding to high school and Matti has begun to be interested in girls and women and browsing frantically in porn magazines as soon as he gets hold of one. But Niila does not seem at all interested in girls, he is only interested in guitar playing and to escape from the small-town mistress à la Fucking Åmål. Written by lament

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Sweden | Finland

Language:

Swedish | Finnish | Esperanto

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Musique rock de Vittula See more »

Filming Locations:

Kalix, Norrbottens län, Sweden See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR2,224,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,349,501
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Niklas Grönberg cut out of the final version , according to himself due to his habit of "taking over the directing", and thus complicating the shoot. See more »

Goofs

A local store display the front page of the daily newspaper "Nya Norrland" who was sold in Sollefteå and the surrounding area, 700 kilometers from Tornedalen. See more »

Soundtracks

Born to Be Wild
Music and Lyrics by Mars Bonfire
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The life of two young boys in the outskirts of Sweden
7 July 2005 | by ronzaSee all my reviews

I have just seen the film, and i loved it! I've read the book and it was a lot better because it had more details, but the film has a certain atmosphere of it's own that is quite magic. The way the story is told is great, and you really get involved with the film. And it is very funny as well! I emmidiately felt the urge to go see the magnificent landscapes in the film, and maybe i will some day. I loved the actors in it, Björn Kellman is always wonderful to watch, but the younger actors were great too. I liked Andreas af Enehjelm (Niila) in particular, he seems to be a very sensitive actor. Let's have more Finnish and Swedish films, the languages are beautiful and the stories go straight to the heart!


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