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She Monkeys (Apflickorna) (2011)




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She Monkeys is a modern western about control, sex and creatures, directed by Lisa Aschan. When Emma meets Cassandra, they initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges. Emma does whatever it takes to master the rules of the game. Lines are crossed and the stakes get higher and higher. Despite this, Emma can't resist the intoxicating feeling of total control. -- (C) Official Sitemore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Drama, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Josefine Adolfsson, Lisa Aschan, Josefine Adolfsson
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Inger Lindberg
as Linföraren
Maria Hedborg
as Voltigetränaren
Linda Molin
as Cassandra
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All Critics (18) | Top Critics (1)

With her mysterious, gripping debut, Swedish director Lisa Aschan deliciously subverts the coming-of-age formula.

Full Review… | May 15, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

Lisa Aschan's remarkable debut shows girls aping adult sexuality and power-plays. Female adolescence becomes a gasping for air and grasping for achievement, getting ahead of a rival or friend (the distinction blurs) however one can.

Full Review… | December 27, 2013
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

A distant attempt at something more personal.

Full Review… | April 25, 2013

A courageous, periodically unsettling coming-of-age tale, She Monkeys is the arresting first feature from director Lisa Aschan.

Full Review… | May 23, 2012
The List

An intriguing and unsettling exploration of female friendship, rivalry and burgeoning sexuality.

Full Review… | May 21, 2012
Movie Talk

Examines with subtlety and wit the dangerously mischievous, highly competitive friendship between two good-looking teenage girls at an equestrian school in Gothenburg.

Full Review… | May 20, 2012
Observer (UK)

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