Sunday, 28 March 2010

Bravo, February 1978: Finally in the cinema: ABBA 78

Already back in August ’77, Bravo published the very first colour pictures from the ABBA movie, that Anna, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid have been filming during their tour of Australia. Those were dreamlike, romantic scenes, the four Swedes had never been seen like this before. It was planned that the movie would be premiered in German cinemas at Christmas. But the negotiations with the distributors took longer than expected. But now everything is settled: from February 17 onwards, ABBA are movie stars in Germany as well!
The movie, titled ‘ABBA 78’ will be released simultaneously in fifty cities of the Federal Republic. We have seen the movie already and can assure you: ABBA fans will be very happy with the result, both visually as well as musically. Not only are Anna, Anni-Frid, Björn and Benny almost constantly in the picture, the charming movie is spiced up with ten of ABBA’s most well-known songs as well, starting with ‘Fernando’ continuing with ‘Waterloo’ up till the latest hits from the ABBA album ‘The Name Of The Game’.
And this is the storyline: an Australian DJ and ABBA fan (played by Robert Hughes) has got it into his head that he wants to interview the four Swedes. He is hot on their heels whenever they turn up at concerts and studios. But his misfortune is that he can’t get close to them. Time and time again, he is rejected, expelled or thrown out by employees...
But all of this can’t diminish his determination: in his fantasy, he is painting pictures of the most fantastic encounters with the group: a picnic with them on the lawn, at which Anna and Anni-Frid are pampering him; a golf match at which he gains the victory over ABBA; horseback riding with both Swedish girls through a beautiful park...
Of course, the movie has a happy ending as well: when even Robert himself doesn’t believe in the big meeting any longer and he gets back to his hotel feeling depressed, the elevator doors open up and ABBA walks out, ready for an exclusive interview with him...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Robert Hughes is in trouble at the moment, it's been revealed he touched some young castmembers in Hey Dad.

Anonymous said...

I heard that too.

Ellie said...

Great article :-))