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The Circle

THE MAGIC AWAKENS.

circleIn a small town in northern Sweden, six very disparate teenage girls are drawn to each other through an unseen force; not only do they learn that they are witches, but theyā€™re also facing an evil presence in the town. There are many characters in the original young-adult novel and this adaptation carries the burden of introducing them all properly, and trying to create some tension at the same time. The result is a somewhat lumbering, overlong film that paints a credible portrait of teen life in a small town, with a dark atmosphere reminiscent of what we saw in Let the Right One In (2008).

2015-Sweden. 144 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Levan Akin. Screenplay: Sara Bergmark Elfgren, Levan Akim. Novel: Sara Bergmark Elfgren, Mats Strandberg. Music: Benny Andersson. Cast: Josefin Asplund (Rebecka Mohlin), Helena Engstrƶm (Anna-Karin Nieminen), Miranda Frydman (Vanessa Dahl), Irma von Platen, Hanna Asp, Leona Axelsenā€¦ Ruth Vega Fernandez, Sverrir Gudnason.Ā 

Trivia: Original title: Cirkeln.Ā Co-produced by original ABBA member Andersson and his son Ludvig.

 

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