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Abba the Movie

ABBA The Movie is a handsomely-produced, smooth, fast and wittily-edited musical entertainment that, in Lasse Hallstrom's script and direction, is both a bit of a documentary of Swedish group ABBA's Australian tour and of its four personable performers background and work methods. There's also a slight but funny story about an Aussie disk-jockey's chasing of the group and being most of the way thwarted in his attempts to do a taped interview with the Swedes.

ABBA The Movie is a handsomely-produced, smooth, fast and wittily-edited musical entertainment that, in Lasse Hallstrom’s script and direction, is both a bit of a documentary of Swedish group ABBA’s Australian tour and of its four personable performers background and work methods. There’s also a slight but funny story about an Aussie disk-jockey’s chasing of the group and being most of the way thwarted in his attempts to do a taped interview with the Swedes.

The Australian actors perform with obvious gusto. So does ABBA as a group whereas they have not wished to attempt any acting.

Apart from glimpses of them receiving adoring crowds of fans, they are seen mostly doing their stage work.

Abba the Movie

Sweden - Australia

  • Production: Polar Music/Grundy. Director Lasse Hallstrom; Producer Stig Anderson, Reg Grundy; Writer Lasse Hallstrom, Bob Caswell; Camera Jack Churchill, Paul Onorato Editor Lasse Hallstrom, Malou Hallstrom, Ulf Neidemar
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1977. Running time: 94 MIN.
  • With: Anni-Frid Lyngstad Agnetha Faltskog Benny Andersson Bjorn Ulvaeus Bruce Barry Robert Hughes
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