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Magi I Luften

84 min.
Year of Production:
Dänemark / Schweden
Emma Sehested Høeg
Gustav Hintze
Victoria Carmen Sonne
Anton Honik
Dar Salim
Henning Valin
Mette Frank
Birgitte Hjort Sørensen
Claus Gerving
Production Company:
Zentropa Entertainments 5 ApS
Berlinale Section:
Berlinale Category:
Feature Film

Decked out in toreador bolero jackets, paper hats and parade uniforms, four young people dance and sing in a blaze of light and glitter. They are celebrating Teresa’s birthday – with drugs and music in full flow. It will be a long and turbulent night; a decisive night, too, because Teresa is sixteen and still a virgin. Tonight she’s determined to sleep with Stefan, but Stefan either won’t or can’t oblige. Even the red thigh boots Teresa breaks a shop window to get don’t seem to help. Daniel pines for Lina – especially when she sings her gorgeous songs. Although Teresa’s girlfriend claims to have slept with fifty-three boys, she won’t let Daniel touch her. Lina dreams of seducing a rock star and wants to make it big as a singer. Daniel would give his eye teeth to persuade Lina to sleep with him. But even a crazy spin in a stolen VW Beetle fails to make Lina see who really deserves her affections.
This iridescent Danish musical is a blend of fast-paced sequences and moments of calm that constantly pushes back the borders of the genre. The film marks young singer Emma Sehested Høeg’s fifth outing.


Simon Staho was born on June 2, 1972 in Denmark. He is a director and writer, known for Dag och natt (2004), Magi i luften (2011) and Kärlekens krigare (2009).

FILMOGRAFIE Simon Staho (selection)

2013 Miraklet  2011 Magi I Luften  2009 Kärlekens krigare  2007 Daisy Diamond 

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