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New Jonas Åkerlund film to feature soundtrack by Per Gessle


As Per Gessle revealed today on Facebook, the songs he’s recently written and recorded for a “soundtrack” are for Jonas Åkerlund’s new movie “Small Apartments.” Read the message by the man himself:

Yes Box Alright! I’ve done the soundtrack, based on the Son of a Plumber vibe, for Jonas Åkerlund’s new movie “Small Apartments”. The music has been recorded at the AGM Studio and as expected the mighty Mr Lundquist & Mr Ofwerman have been the cornerstones. The film? Well, it’s a “dark comedy” (based on the S.A. novel) starring Matt Lucas, Billy Crystal, James Caan and Peter Stormare in the leading parts. And yes, it’s a wonderful movie. And yes, there will be a soundtrack. And yes, we have to release it on vinyl as well. I’m really proud to be part of this. Cheers, P. (P.S. Jonas is God.)

The novel this movie is based upon was written by American writer Chris Millis in 2001. He has adapted the screenplay and is the executive producer of the movie. Here’s the blurb for the book:

Small Apartments is the offbeat tale of an obese, slovenly peeping tom, his odd brother, his pothead neighbour, and their quest to hide the body of an unfortunate landlord. The story is accented along the way by murder, strange fingernail collections and the occasional blast from a treasured alphorn.

Behind-the-scenes photos of the shooting of the movie are available on Chris Millis’ website and the complete cast is available on the Internet Movie Database.

Another soundtrack Per Gessle has contributed to in the past was that for the 2008 movie “Låt den rätte komma in (Let the Right One In)”. In this movie, you can hear parts of the still officially unreleased song “Kvar i min bil (Left in My Car)”.

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
Technical errors may occur.

  ★ The author:
Kai-Uwe Heinze


  ★ Publishing date:

January 6th, 2012


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