Froken Sverige

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Re: Froken Sverige

Postby Dahls » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:53 pm

They do have a great line of actors and filmmakers, both exported abroad and home in Sweden, but it's not like theres no room for Alex. :?
I've seen Fröken Sverige once on netflix some months ago, and totally agree with you, Dave.
Hard to figure out why the hell she's so overlooked!
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Re: Froken Sverige

Postby MSandt » Thu May 09, 2013 7:41 pm

Saw the movie yesterday. I liked it quite a bit. Dahlström was of course very good and the movie's soundtrack reminded me of FÅ in its effectiveness. Most of all I liked how the movie portrayed the extreme left as the hypocrits they are, intolerant of anyone who doesn't act and think like they do. Moa is easily identifiable as an individualist hero who fights against an imperfect world, including its fascism represented by her communist friends.

Suddenly I developed an urge to buy my next meal from McDonald's.
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Re: Froken Sverige

Postby fish » Fri May 10, 2013 9:28 am

MSandt wrote:...Suddenly I developed an urge to buy my next meal from McDonald's.

Nooooo! :shock: :P :lol:
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Re: Froken Sverige

Postby Ian » Fri May 10, 2013 10:09 am

Conformism is always the enemy.


Woah, that's deep. :lol:
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Re: Froken Sverige

Postby M83 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:59 am

kant1781 wrote:I saw Fröken Sverige again last week for the second time only (first time being sometime around 2006). It is repeating the obvious, of course, but nevertheless imperative, to point out again what a phenomenal actress Lex is. The film is no masterpiece, but her achievement as the lead is just stunning. Flawless. Better even than her performance in FA, way more refined, subtle, confident. The fact that Moa is no intergalactical cutie like Elin only serves to make this more obvious. For the umpteenth time I find myself totally unable to think of just any reason why Lex did not receive offers for more lead roles in better movies after this one. It is beyond me. Is there such an amazing amount of talent in Sweden that they can afford to waste this kind of giftedness?


I know this is an old message, and the user probably isnt around anymore. But the last bit interested me, I think what didn't help Alexandra in a way that she was only 14 when FA really hit, so she couldn't really strike while the iron was hot. I'm sure the Swedish industry isn't churning out many films yearly, so roles were going to be tough to come around for a teenager. Maybe she wanted to spend times hanging around with friends, and doing teenage stuff and get by with her studies. We don't know if Alexandra even wanted to act during that time, she barely did anything until Froken Sverige that was 6 years later and she was 20 years of age. I'm sure if she was the same age as Rebecka, she probably would have been offered more adult roles. Even today I don't think acting is really Alexandra's main focus.

Rebecka didn't really strike out either after FA either, Bear Kiss is probably her biggest role and Sherdil too, and her experience on BK didn't seem like it was all that great. But even her heart wasn't in acting.

I don't think I blame the Swedish industry for wasting the two of their talents, I just think one wasn't that interested in a film career (Rebecka) and the other was really too young to strike while the iron was hot (Alexandra). I think Rebecka had the potential to be a star, she had the looks (Alicia Vikander looks a bit like her) and I thought she had the more acting range. I'm surprised Alexandra hasn't really had a more successful career in Sweden, maybe working on TV or more supporting work in films.
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Re: Froken Sverige

Postby fish » Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:19 am

Hey Kant.
Are you still around?
Any thoughts on M83's post?


While undoubtedly a beautiful woman, Alex is not the archetypal film star beauty.
Too short and the wrong body shape.
In a world where tall, thin, long legged beauties are common Alex would always struggle to find main-stream roles. (particularly US ones which dominate the film world)
She's an amazing talent as a filmmaker though, and her cameo appearances are a treat.

From her early days in film she also worked behind the scenes with Lukas.
On FÅ where she came up with the idea for the ending scene, and in Lilya where she was interpreter and a scriptwriter for some of the scenes.

I think Alex was always destined to be in the film industry and still has an amazing future ahead of her.


Bex on the other hand was always going to study medicine.
According to many reports, she took the role in Bear's Kiss solely to finance her studies at Karolinska.
Sadly I don't think we'll ever see her in film again and we should treasure those little interviews she does every now and then.

Both are beautiful and amazing women.
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Re: Froken Sverige

Postby M83 » Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:58 am

fish wrote:Hey Kant.
Are you still around?
Any thoughts on M83's post?


While undoubtedly a beautiful woman, Alex is not the archetypal film star beauty.
Too short and the wrong body shape.
In a world where tall, thin, long legged beauties are common Alex would always struggle to find main-stream roles. (particularly US ones which dominate the film world)
She's an amazing talent as a filmmaker though, and her cameo appearances are a treat.

From her early days in film she also worked behind the scenes with Lukas.
On FÅ where she came up with the idea for the ending scene, and in Lilya where she was interpreter and a scriptwriter for some of the scenes.

I think Alex was always destined to be in the film industry and still has an amazing future ahead of her.


Bex on the other hand was always going to study medicine.
According to many reports, she took the role in Bear's Kiss solely to finance her studies at Karolinska.
Sadly I don't think we'll ever see her in film again and we should treasure those little interviews she does every now and then.

Both are beautiful and amazing women.


But plenty of great actresses out there that aren't typical beauties who craved out fantastic careers, Sally Hawkins and Olivia Coleman come to mind for me even Claire Foy isn't a classic beauty. She didn't have to be a lead actress, but even a character actress or even working on TV on Soaps or Weekly dramas. Her performance in FA won her awards in Sweden.

I think you could be on to something with Alex probably wanting to be more behind the scenes, as we know it's not easy getting any kind of film done. Maybe that's why her C.V for acting isn't stacked as acting is just seen as a hobby. She also went on to study in Italy for a time didn't she. I get with Alex that her acting career was just one of the finger she had in her creative pie, along with Directing and DJing. It probably was never her main focus, but she did for most of the early 00's give it a go but she never got the roles.

With Bex, it's just a case of someone wanting a different career and a awesome one been a doctor, also been a mother. The funny thing with Bex is she had the looks and talent to be a lead actress more so then Alex. You can tell that Bear Kiss was done for the money, her performance isn't great and she looked like she was sleepwalking through that role.

Both women's are great.
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Re: Froken Sverige

Postby fish » Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:49 pm

Even from the early contact with Lukas on FÅ Alex has seemed to be very interested in what goes on behind the camera.
I think she always knew that was where she was going.

Bex has admitted that she took the role in Bear's Kiss to pay for her study at Karolinska.


Classical beauty is nice, but there are other more important values in beauty.
I love Sally Hawkins.
Such a great talent and seems to be a genuinely nice person. :D
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