Monica Z

Synopsis: Set in the glamour and free spirit of the early sixties. Monica, a young Swedish small town girl is dreaming of the vibrant city jazz clubs of Stockholm. She embarks on an intense journey in the limelight as a celebrated singer and actress in the golden era of jazz. Among artists and hipsters her phenomenal success leaves a trail of broken love affairs and promises.
Director(s): Per Fly
Production: Stellanova Film
  5 wins & 8 nominations.
111 min

Monica ... Leonard Feather. Nice to meet you!

I heard you sing.

- Oh I hope you weren't disappointed ?

- Do I look like a disappointed man to you?... do I?


- Come to New York and sing.

- New York?

You've got the voice, you've got the looks.

I think you can make it huge in the U.S..

- Just tell me when, I come .

- Ok, how about Christmas?

There's an opening at the Christmas and new year

at "Swing 46". You come then.

- No, not Christmas.

- Why not ? Say yes!

Tommy Flanagan Trio is backing.

But you do what you want...

- Really?, do you know Tom Flanagan ?

- I know everybody .

I have all his records at home.

Every single one!

- Well, then I might just say that is a yes then.

How about that? - Yes .

Now we are in Hagfors .

Good morning.

- Hello , darling .

- Hi , Mom.

I missed you .

- How did it go in Stockholm?

- Fine. Have you eaten half of the dough ?

No, it's the fine star

Eva- Lena made.

- Is Dad there?

- Yes .

I 'll tell you something .

There was an American at Nalen yesterday.

A manager from New York.

He wants me to

go over there and play .

That sounds great. When?

At Christmas.

- Have you talked to Eva- Lena about it?

- It was the only opening they had.

You're completely hopeless Monica.

Last Christmas you sang in Copenhagen .

And the Christmas before you quarreled

and broke up with Torbjrn on Christmas Eve.

When will the girl have a proper Christmas?

- I'll do it anyway.

- Yes, I'm sure you will.

- It broke.

- It doesn't matter. It 's fine .

You know the pram in the shop ?

You will get it!

- Already ?

- Yes, why not?

You know what I'm going to do ?

I'm going to the U.S. and sing.

- When?

- In a week.

But I won't be away for too long.

- On Christmas Eve ?

- Yes .

What should we do ?

Now she just disappears again .

We'll look after Eva- Lena .

Hagfors. I connect the call.


- Welcome to New York.

- Thank you .

- This is Tommy Flanagan. Hi, pleasure to meet you!

- Monica. I have all your records. Thank you!

Doug Watkins. Hi. Nice to meet you!

- Denzil Best .

- Hello . Monica. It's a pleasure!

- Man, she's a looker.

- I hope she can sing too.

Hi guys. Why are you standing out here?

They usually don't have adjusting rooms

for our kind in places like this.

you're kidding me? -No!

-That's the dummest thing I've ever heard.

-Welcome to America!

-Then you should come into my room. Come on in!

- I don't think the owner would be too happy with that.

- Tommy is right.

- Then I'll just stand here with you. - Alright.

Then if you gonna stand here with us we might as well reherse with us, right?

One, two ... one two three four

What 's going on?

Get her off the stage, NOW!

You gonna fix another singer Leonard .

The girl cannot be on stage with three negroes .

- For God's sake Sam, why didn't you say something we booked the gig?

-'cause most Jazz singers sing better than they look... ordinarly nobody cares, but Jesus Christ Leo,

just look at her!

How I was supposed to know that she's gonna be

so goddamn... white! Get rid of her!

- Sam, Sam, wait up!

- I said, get rid of her! - Sam...

- Hello?

- Eva -Lena ? It's mom.

Are you in New York? -Yes.

- We are celebrating Christmas Eve.

Merry Christmas to you , my love.

I miss you dearly.

- You get a Christmas gift from me .

- Hello? I can not hear you.


Hey, baby. How are you?

What did you talk about?

Ella Fitzgerald ?

- I have dreamed all of my life about meeting you.

- If you don't have bigger dreams than that, I pitty you young girl!

I am a singer from Sweden.

Can I sing a song to you?

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Monica Zetterlund

Monica Zetterlund (born Eva Monica Nilsson; 20 September 1937 – 12 May 2005) was a Swedish singer and actress. more…

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