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by Per Fly


Monica Z is a biopic about the Swedish singer and actress Monica Zetterlund focusing on her journey from a job as a telephone operator in a small town in Sweden to stardom in the clubs of New York and Stockholm. During her career, Zetterlund recorded numerous jazz albums and appeared in 10 films. In 1963 she represented Sweden in the Eurovision song contest and in 1972 won Sweden's national film prize - a Guldbagge - for best supporting actress for her role in The Emigrants (Utvandrarna). Scoliosis forced Zetterlund to retired from performing in 1999. She died six years later after a fire in her apartment in Stockholm.

international title: Waltz for Monica
original title: Monica Z
country: Sweden
sales agent: Svensk Filmindustri International
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Per Fly
film run: 111'
release date: SE 13/09/2013, NO 20/09/2013, EE 28/02/2014, FR 19/03/2014, DK 20/03/2014
screenplay: Peter Birro
cast: Edda Magnason, Sverrir Gudnason, Kjell Bergqvist, Cecilia Ljung, Randy Ingram, Vera Vitali, Johannes Wanselow, Oskar Thunberg
cinematography by: Eric Kress
film editing: Åsa Mossberg
art director: Kelly McGehee
costumes designer: Kicki Ilander
music: Peter Nordahl
producer: Lena Rehnberg
production: StellaNova Film, Sveriges Television AB - SVT
backing: Film i Väst
distributor: Svensk Filmindustri AB, Film Europe, Film Europe s.r.o.

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