Popular Music

Popular Music (2004)

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 2004-10-01
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 52 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: suomi
  • Production Company: Solar Films
  • Production Country: Denmark, Finland, Sweden
  • Director: Reza Bagher
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Matti and Niila, growing up in the mid-sixties in the harsh and conservative environment of a Finnish-speaking part of Tornedalen in Swedish Laponia, close to the Finnish border. Their big dream is to become rock stars. In the present the now grown-up Matti feels guilt for the death of his drug-addicted rock star friend Niila.

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  • Max Enderfors

    as Matti (age 15)
  • Andreas af Enehielm

    as Niila (age 15)
  • Niklas Ulfvarson

    as Matti (age 7)
  • Tommy Vallikari

    as Niila (age 7)
  • Jarmo Mäkinen

    as Isak, Niila's Father
  • Kati Outinen

    as Päivi, Niila's Mother
  • Björn Kjellman

    as Greger
  • Lennart Jähkel

    as Einari
  • Göran Forsmark

    as Birger
  • Tarja-Tuulikki Tarsala

    as Grandmother
  • Sten Ljunggren

    as Grandfather
  • Lisa Lindgren

    as Signe
  • Fredrik Hammar

    as Ville
  • Annika Marklund

    as Communist girl
  • Tord Peterson

    as Knut
  • Gustav Wiklund

    as Ryssi-Jussi
  • Lasse Beischer

    as Matti 40 år
Directing Reza Bagher Director
Writing Reza Bagher Screenplay
Writing Erik Norberg Screenplay
Production Markus Selin Producer
Production Joachim Stridsberg Producer
Production Katinka Faragó Producer
Production Kerstin Bonnier Executive Producer
Production Thomas Gammeltoft Executive Producer
Production Johan Mardell Executive Producer
Production Per-Erik Svensson Executive Producer
Production Jukka Helle Producer
Production Jussi Lepistö Producer
Production Nina Sackmann Line Producer
Sound Halfdan E Original Music Composer
Sound Lars Daniel Terkelsen Original Music Composer
Camera Robert Nordström Director of Photography
Editing Fredrik Morheden Editor
Editing Anders Refn Editor
Art Anna Asp Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Karin Sundvall Costume Design
Writing Mikael Niemi Novel