Watch: UK Trailer for Badass Swedish Punk Film 'We Are the Best!'
"Punk's dead. Didn't you know that?" "It's not dead." No it's not! Memfis Film has debuted an official UK trailer for the Swedish drama We Are the Best!, or Vi är bäst!, about three 13-year-old girls who form a punk band in Stockholm, 1982. Those three kick ass girls are played by Mira Barkhammar, Mira Grosin and Liv LeMoyne, as Bobo, Klara and Hedvig. At first this just seems like a badass lil punk rock Swedish flick, but there's a moment where this trailer suddenly turns rather beautiful, you'll know when it hits. From there on out I was completely sold, it looks like an exceptional film, and now I kind of have to see it sooner than later. This looks really, really good, I say gave it a shot. A film for everyone who used to be 13 years old.
Here's the full official UK trailer for Lukas Moodysson's We Are the Best!, originally from Empire:
Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson returns with this raucous and ebullient tale of three preteen outcasts who form an all-girl punk band. Stockholm 1982. A film about Bobo, Klara and Hedvig. Three 13-year old girls who roam the streets. Who are brave and tough and strong and weak and confused and weird. Who have to take care of themselves way too early. Who heat fish fingers in the toaster when mom is at the pub. Who start a punk band without any instruments, even though everybody says that punk is dead. We Are the Best!, originally titled Vi är bäst! in Swedish, is written & directed by filmmaker Lukas Moodysson (Fucking Åmål, Show Me Love, Together, A Hole in My Heart, Mammoth) from a comic book by Coco Moodysson.
Thanks to The Playlist for the tip. Poster via Empire. The film first premiered at the Reykjavik and Venice Film Festivals, and also played at TIFF 2013, London and AFI Fest. Lukas Moodysson's We Are the Best! will be released by Magnolia Pictures in the US, but still doesn't have a release date. Stay tuned for updates.