Blackeberg is on Stockholms green subway line and to me every station on there save for the central 7-8 are extremely bleak, haha. Hell, I completely forget that this was the screen adaptation of a book too...
I heard that Rotten Tomatoes gave it a good score and haven't paid attention to anything about it since. You guys apparently it on April 24th while it premiered here three months earlier. Wow, it's been out for a looong time. And you say it's good, huh? Ha, how 'bout that...I might have to check it out. Wanna tell me what you liked about it?
haha Thanks for the heads-up. I'll keep that in mind when I visit Sweden one of these days.
Checking out IMDB, it looks like the movie premiered at film festivals earlier this year and was recently released to cinemas on October 24th. I, too, had no idea that it was adapted from a book. From what I've heard, there are arguments saying the book was better than the movie or vice-versa. I haven't read the book myself, but plan on picking it up to see how they compare. And who would've thought a small Swedish film like this would be getting some much attention? :P
There's alot to like about this movie (the acting, the cinematography, the music score). But for me, I really connected to the the core story between he 12 year-old boy and girl. Without going into too much details (and spoilers), I can say that I loved how they took the simple concept of "boy meets girl" and put a refreshing twist on it. The relationship between these two socially-outcasted kids is the centerpiece of the movie. Also, I was surprised at the amount of humor in the movie too. There were definitely some light moments that had me laughing. It didn't take itself too seriously, which was great. It didn't get plagued with being too heavy-handed.