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Watch: New Trailer For Lukas Moodysson's Punk Pic 'We Are The Best!'

by Charlie Schmidlin
February 28, 2014 7:05 PM
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With a slate of films during the ‘00s including “Lilja 4-ever," “Together," and “Mammoth," director Lukas Moodysson may not seem the most apt director for an upbeat, crowd-pleasing period rock drama. Yet that’s exactly what he’s done across the world with his new film “We Are The Best!” and a brand new trailer has landed to showcase the unique type of tale that Moodysson has concocted.

Based on Moodysson’s wife Coco’s graphic novel “Never Goodnight”, the film follows three tween girls—Bobo, Klara, and Hedwig—in 1985 Stockholm who form a punk rock group and let their new ethos spread into every aspect of their education, friendships, and family lives. Showings at Venice, TIFF, and AFI Fest last year led to solid critical notices all around, we named the film as an Honorable Mention in our piece on the Best Upcoming Films of 2014.

A U.K. release date of April 18th ensures that overseas audiences will be able to see the film soon enough; stay tuned for a US date to see when you can take a look at Moodysson’s warm and refreshing latest film. In the meantime, catch the trailer and a new poster below. [Empire]

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  • Bill | March 24, 2014 8:08 AMReply

    As James points out, this article's opening paints a mistaken picture of the director's work. Together, which is mentioned, is a rather unmistakably hippie-huggy and "crowd pleasing" film.

    While not mentioned above, his film F***ing Åmål -- which was a massive hit in Sweden -- was also a majorly feel-good affair.

  • Bill | March 24, 2014 8:09 AM

    *That should say F***ing Amal (more or less). This comments section wouldn't accept the irregular, Swedish characters.

  • Jeff | March 1, 2014 9:38 AMReply

    Magnolia has already set a May 30 release date for the U.S.

  • James | March 1, 2014 12:54 AMReply

    The first sentence makes very little sense. The writer suggests those films make Moodysson seem unlikely for this one, but Together is actually a very similar film to this, both tonally and with its period setting. I've seen both films, by the way. Saw this one at a festival last year.

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