Posts Tagged ‘Michael Nyqvist’

Så som i himmelen – Minute Movie Review

Montag, Oktober 18th, 2010


The Swedish Film As in Heaven follows extremely successful conductor/musician Michael Nygvist after he has a near fatal heart attack and returns to the village of his youth to recuperate. Once there, the film uses every cliché of the usual underdog sports team drama, except that it’s about a choir and slightly more realistic than those films. But even the realism doesn’t change the fact that this is essentially the Swedish version of a Disney movie, what with the sappy uplifting and everything. If you go in for church choir movies, this is probably the best you can find. If you don’t, there are many better Swedish films to explore your love for Scandinavian cinema.

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Så som i himmelen at the IMDb

I really have nothing more to say here.

Män som hatar kvinnor – Minute Movie Review

Sonntag, November 8th, 2009


Män som hatar kvinoor, also known as “Men Who Hate Women”, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” or, in German, “Verblendung”, is the film adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s first posthumous bestseller. It’s the story of a journalist waiting for a prison sentence trying to uncover a murder 40 years ago. A well-constructed thriller – that deviates much from the novel and deletes most of the minor plot lines – the film is gripping until the end, with interesting characters that are well played. It’s not great, but in the genre, it’s quite good.

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Män som hatar kvinnor at the IMDb

Hey, I can understand newspaper headlines in Swedish! Go me!