Tjenare kungen (God Save the King) Reviews
This is a classic "slip on a banana peel" Ulf Malmros comedy that is just poor in storyline, poor acting, poor cinematography and poor dialogue. The film tries to communicate the past and make us travel back to the 80s, but fails as it never really becomes believable in my eyes. The storyline is hardly anything new and it never engages as the characters are not that interesting. And most of the actors makes no real marks (even Joel Kinnaman who is a known Hollywood actor today). The only one that stood out for me was the naive and very sweet Gloria played by the lovely Johanna StrŲmberg. Thereīs no need to see this. A classic Swedish film disappointment.
and the girl who played millan just looks like paramore's own hayley!!
It's definitely worth watching and I guarantee that this movie will make you laugh.
Has some feminist messages but doesn't shove them at one's face, which is good. A lively movie with lively music. HEJ-HEJ-HEJ! :DD
The movie should have tied the knot between the main character and her sister and the latter's man.
Ulf Malmros is by far the best director Sweden has. He rejects the tradition in Swedish cinema of social realism with a socialistic message, and focuses on what he calls "everyday magic".
And that's exactly what you get here, a realisation of how magic a lot of "everyday" things are.
The film is also a great and endearing portrayal of the punk subculture; and some of the concepts it entails, in this case social rebellion, and also a search for your own path in life, at a time when you are the most vulnerable (when you just left home & try to make a living on your own).
This is a really high budget movie by Swedish standards, technically it's stellar, shot on 35 mm and with gorgeous cinematography. Ulf Malmros spent (if I remember correctly from what he said on the director's commentary) 3 million crowns on the soundtrack alone. That is about twice the budget of what your average entire Swedish film costs to make. On the soundtrack alone!
And Ulf Malmros is a master when it comes to synchronising the music to the going-ons, on the screen. When you do that right (the one who does it the best, in my opinion is Jess Franco) the result is pure cinematic magic. The emotions of the film being emphasised, elaborated & transmitted right to your heart thanks to the music (which when it is done well, contains exactly the same sentiments as the scene it is in).
The performances of the two leading actresses is absolutely stellar. They wipe the floor with 99% of all Hollywood stars.
A real feel good movie, which is really unusual for Sweden (they tend to make feel bad movies instead, like Luicas Moodysson does).