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Call Girl

  • Drama
  • Thriller
  • 2012
  • Mikael Marcimain
  • 139 mins
  • 18

Summary

1970s-set Swedish drama starring Sofia Karemyr. Troubled teenager Iris is sent to live in a juvenille home where she befriends fellow delinquent Sonja. After making a trip to the city, the pair spark the interest of Dagmar Glans, a brothel madam who provides prostitutes to Sweden's political elite.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Set in Sweden during the 1970s, Call Girl begins as a sort of social exposé drama that peels away the country's seemingly affluent, egalitarian veneer to reveal a rather more sordid reality underneath, where rich, powerful men pay for sex with underage girls. The story focuses on two youngsters (Sofia Karemyr and Josefin Asplund) living in a juvenile home, who slip out at night and head for the bright lights of the city. There they fall into the clutches of a manipulative madam, played by Pernilla August with an echo of Ursula the sea witch from Disney's The Little Mermaid. She charms the teenagers and gives them drink, drugs, new clothes and spending money, before setting them up with VIP clients. At this point, the film switches from a matter-of-fact, issue-based movie into a political thriller, with a police detective picking up on the case and possible links to a high-level conspiracy. The shift is a little jarring, as if you are watching Cathy Come Home and the projectionist suddenly sticks on a reel from All The President's Men, yet it does give proceedings a fresh momentum. And despite running to nearly two-and-half hours, director Mikael Marcimain assured handling of the material means that it doesn't outstay its welcome.

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Credits

Cast

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Iris DahlSofia Karemyr
Sonja HanssonJosefin Asplund
Dagmar GlansPernilla August
John SandbergSimon J Berger
Aspen ThorinDavid Dencik
GlennSven Nordin
Sasja MintzeRuth Vega Fernandez
MonaHanna Ullerstam
RoyAnders Beckman
Sören Laurin-WallKristoffer Joner

Crew

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DirectorMikael Marcimain

Details

Theatrical distributor
Artificial Eye
Released on
2013-08-16
Languages
English | Swedish | Polish
Guidance
Sex scenes.
Formats
Colour
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