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by Reza Bagher


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.

international title: Popular Music from Vittula
original title: Populärmusik från Vittula
country: Sweden, Finland
sales agent: Svensk Filmindustri International
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Reza Bagher
screenplay: Erik Norberg
cast: Niklas Ulfvarson, Max Endefors, Tommy Vallikari, Andreas af Enehielm, Björn Kjellman, Sten Ljunggren, Göran Forsmark
cinematography by: Robert Nordström
film editing: Fredrik Morheden, Anders Refn
art director: Lasse Westfelt
music: Halfdan E
producer: Joachim Stridsberg, Markus Selin
production: Svensk Filmindustri AB, Solar Films Inc. Oy, Filmpool Nord AB, Happy End Filmproduction, Svenska Filminstitutet (SE); Finska Filmstiftelsen, Finnish Film Foundation/Suomen elokuvasäätiö (FI); Nordisk Film & TV fund
distributor: Svensk Filmindustri AB, FS Film Oy (FI)
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