Waltz for Monica

Per Fly, Sweden, 2013

112 min.FeatureDrama

The almost true story of the great Swedish jazz singer Monica Zetterlund. Monica is a single mother and lives with her parents in the countryside in Sweden. Her father is an old and disappointed trumpet player, who does not believe in Monica's talent. She struggles, however, still free of the family shackles and is even invited to the U.S. to sing, but returns home disappointed, when she arrives in a segregated New York and refuses to replace the black members of her band. Her life and career comes to a halt several times. Mostly because she has a high consumption of both men and alcohol. And even though her talent is obvious and she is widely recognized, it will never be enough for Monica Z.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Monica Z
Danish title Monica Z
Director Per Fly
Screenplay Peter Birro
Producer Lena Rehnberg
Director of Photography Eric Kress
Editor Åsa Mossberg
Sound Hans Møller
Production designer Kelly McGehee, Amy Williams, Josefin Åsberg
Appearance Edda Magnason, Sverrir Gudnason, Kjell Bergqvist
Production country Sweden, Denmark
Dialogue language English,Swedish
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox
Danish theatrical release 20.03.2014
Cinemas Dagmar, Palads, Albertslund Biograferne, Reprise Teatret, Grand, Ishøj Bio, Gladsaxe Bio, Herlev Teaterbio, Værløse Bio, BioCity (Tåstrup), Kastrup Bio, Birkerød Bio, Baltoppen Bio 1-2, Park Bio, Gentofte Kino, Glostrup Bio, Bio Viften (Rødovre), Empire, Kinopalæet (Lyngby), Falkoner, Vanløse Bio, Valby Kino, Atlas Biograferne (Rødovre Centrum) samt 84 biografer i provinsen, inkl. Færøerne
DFI subsidy Minor
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company Stellanova Film
Co-production Film i Väst, SVT, Eyeworks Fine & Mellow, Svensk Filmindustri
With support from Svenska Filminstitutet, Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution Filmcompagniet - SF Film, Warner og Twentieth Century Fox


Direction Per Fly


Screenplay Peter Birro


Producer Lena Rehnberg
Co-producer Thomas Gammeltoft
Executive producer Jessica Ask


Director of Photography Eric Kress


Stills Jonath Mathew
Stills Phoebe Vickers


Editor Åsa Mossberg


Music producer Peter Nordahl

Production design

Production designer Kelly McGehee
Production designer Amy Williams
Production designer Josefin Åsberg


Sound designer Hans Møller

Visual effects

VFX Martin Madsen
Colourist Thomas Therchilsen
Compositing Michael Holm
Compositing Lasse Strøm
Compositing Gustav Tornroth


Monica Zetterlund Edda Magnason
Sture Åkerberg Sverrir Gudnason
Pappa Kjell Bergqvist

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Anmeldelse Børsen Morten Durr 2014-03-21
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Bo Green Jensen 2014-03-21
Varia BT Birgitte Lorentzen 2014-03-20
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Jacob Wendt Jensen 2014-03-20
Varia Berlingske Tidende Kjeld Frandsen 2014-03-20
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Henrik Queitsch 2014-03-20
Anmeldelse Information Ralf Christensen 2014-03-20
Anmeldelse Kristeligt Dagblad Henrik Wivel 2014-03-20
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten katrine Sommer Boysen 2014-03-20
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Kim Skotte 2014-03-20