WE ARE THE BEST! [Vi är bäst!]
Stockholm, 1982: 13-year-old best friends Bobo and Klara are united by their feelings of outsiderness—embarrassed by their parents, repulsed by the conformity of the school's popular kids and hating gym class. After wandering into the local community center music room and banging on the instruments, they declare themselves a punk band—nevermind that they can't play a lick. In need of some proper musicianship, they recruit their classmate Hedvig—a talented guitarist, though painfully shy and socially marginalized by her parents' unfashionable enthusiasm for evangelical Christianity. Now a trio, the three friends create a joyful noise as they play music together and navigate the confusing world of the '80s they are growing up in. Lukas Moodysson's (SHOW ME LOVE, TOGETHER, LILYA 4-EVER) rousing, detail-savvy youth chronicle was adapted from the graphic novel by his wife, Coco. Official Selection, 2013 Venice, Toronto Film Festivals.
DIR/SCR Lukas Moodysson, from the graphic novel "Never Goodnight [Aldrig Godnatt]" by Coco Moodysson; PROD Lars Jönsson. Sweden/Denmark, 2013, color, 102 min. In Swedish with English subtitles. NOT RATED L
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