Waltz for Monica
|Waltz for Monica|
|Directed by||Per Fly|
|Produced by||Lena Rehnberg|
|Written by||Peter Birro|
|Music by||Peter Nordahl|
|Edited by||Åsa Mossberg|
Film i Väst
Waltz for Monica (Swedish: Monica Z) is a Swedish biographical film which was released to cinemas in Sweden on 13 September 2013, directed by Per Fly. It is based on the true life and career of singer and actress Monica Zetterlund (Edda Magnason).
Monica makes it from a telephone operator to a national celebrity. But fame and party life take their toll.
- Edda Magnason as Monica Zetterlund
- Sverrir Gudnason as Sture Åkerberg
- Kjell Bergqvist as Monica's father
- Cecilia Ljung as Monica's mother
- Vera Vitali as Marika
- Johannes Wanselow as Beppe Wolgers
- Oskar Thunberg as Vilgot Sjöman
- Randal D. Ingram as Bill Evans
- Rob Morgan as Miles Davis
- Amelia Fowler as Ella Fitzgerald
- Clinton Ingram as Tommy Flanagan
- Harry Friedländer as Hasse Alfredson
- Andréa Ager-Hanssen as Lena Nyman
Waltz for Monica received generally positive reviews. In Sweden, Kulturnyheterna at SVT gave it a 4 out of 5 and especially praised Magnason's performance. Svenska Dagbladet also praised Magnason's performance, giving the film a 4 out of 6. Moviezine also liked the film, giving it 4 out of 5. Many newspapers rewarded the film with a 4 out of 5, among them Aftonbladet, Expressen, Göteborgsposten, and Metro. However, the film was criticized by documentary filmmaker Tom Alandh, who wrote an article in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter where he objected to the films negative portrayal of Zetterlund's father.
Waltz for Monica has received 11 Guldbagge Award nominations.
A soundtrack album was released on the film by Universal Music charting in various Scandinavian charts, notably Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
- "Sakta vi gå genom stan"
- "Hit The Road Jack"
- "Monica's vals"
- "O vad en liten gumma kan gno"
- "En gång i Stockholm"
- "It Could Happen to You"
- "Gröna små äpplen"
- "Bedårande sommarvals"
- "I Can't Give You Anything But Love"
- "I New York"
- "Monica Z – Svit ur filmen"
|Danish Albums Chart||29|
|Finnish Albums Chart||50|
|Swedish Albums Chart||3|
- "Monica Z" (in Swedish). Swedish Film Database. 13 September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2016.
- "Per Fly to shoot Monica Z's biopic". cineuropa.org. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
- "Waltz for Monica - Having it all comes at a price". sfinternational.se. Retrieved 2013-08-18.
- "Som om hon blivit besatt av Monica Zetterlund (in Swedish). SVT. 11 September 2013.
- Magnason hittar det rätta djupet (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. 12 September 2013.
- Det svänger ordentligt (in Swedish). Moviezine.se.
- De ger Monica Z kött och blod på ett underbart vis (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. 2 September 2013.
- Edda Magnason imponerar som Monica Zetterlund (in Swedish). Expressen 27 Augusti 2013.
- (in Swedish). Göteborgsposten. 13 September 2013.
- (in Swedish). Metro 13 September 2013
- En hygglig människa har svärtats (in Swedish). Dagens Nyheter. 16 September 2013.
- "Soundtrack / Edda magnason - Monica Z in Danish charts". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- "Soundtrack / Edda magnason - Monica Z in Finnish charts". danishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- "Soundtrack / Edda magnason - Monica Z in Swedish charts". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- Waltz for Monica at the Swedish Film Institute Database
- Waltz for Monica at the Internet Movie Database
- Waltz for Monica at AllMovie