Waltz For Monica (Monica Z) Saturday, 11 July 2020

Waltz For Monica (Monica Z)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    CTC.

  • The pitch:

    A summer flower.

  • Starring:

    Edda Magnason, Sverrir Gudnason, Kjell Bergqvist, Vera Vitali, Oskar Thunberg, Johannes Wanselow, Nadja Christiansson

  • Directed by:

    Per Fly

  • Running time:

    111 minutes

  • Rated:

    CTC (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Suicide attempt (pills). Objects thrown, smashed glass. Arguing, shouting. Blood/gore: Bloody feet. Patient in hospital bed, nasal tube. Losing lots of blood mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A couple have bedroom sex. Full-frontal female nudity, nude couples, exposed breasts. Flirting, dressing, undressing, kissing, infidelity. Skimpy clothing, evening wear, nightwear, cleavage, people in underwear. Movie about sex mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Pills consumed, overdose. Alcohol (champagne, beer, wine, spirits), intoxication. Smoking (cigarettes, pipe). Club/bar settings.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, bastard. Racism, teasing. Religious exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Monica Zetterlund, singing, jazz, fame, affirmation, infidelity, loneliness, single parenting, father-daughter relationships, family, Eurovision, Hagfors, New York City, abandonment, addiction, cabaret, album recording, failure, telephone switchboard operators.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Wedding, hospital settings. Miscarriage, relationship breakup, engagement mentioned. Dog. Fur worn. Swedish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Seductive, glossy, sumptuous, sparkling, easy, affecting, traditional, fine-tuned, beautiful, believable. Magnason is luminous, fantastic period re-creation.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Melodramatic, distancing. Takes liberties.

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