|Waltz for Monica|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Per Fly|
|Produced by||Lena Rehnberg|
|Written by||Peter Birro|
|Music by||Peter Nordahl|
|Edited by||Åsa Mossberg|
|Distributed by||Svensk Filmindustri|
Waltz for Monica (Swedish : Monica Z) is a Swedish biographical drama film directed by Per Fly. It is based on the true life and career of singer and actress Monica Zetterlund, portrayed by Edda Magnason. The film released theatrically in Sweden on 13 September 2013.
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Monica makes it from a telephone operator to a national celebrity. But fame and party life take their toll.
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Waltz for Monica received generally positive reviews. In Sweden, Kulturnyheterna at SVT gave it a 4 out of 5 and especially praised Magnason's performance.Svenska Dagbladet also praised Magnason's performance, giving the film a 4 out of 6. Moviezine also liked the film, giving it 4 out of 5. Many newspapers rewarded the film with a 4 out of 5, among them Aftonbladet , Expressen , Göteborgsposten , and Metro . However, the film was criticized by documentary filmmaker Tom Alandh, who wrote an article in the newspaper Dagens Nyheter where he objected to the films negative portrayal of Zetterlund's father.
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Waltz for Monica received 11 Guldbagge Award nominations.
A soundtrack album was released on the film by Universal Music charting in various Scandinavian charts, notably Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
|Danish Albums (Hitlisten)||29|
|Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)||50|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||3|
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