ABBA: The Movie to be rereleased in cinemas in September

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Cult favourite ABBA: The Movie is being rereleased in cinemas worldwide by Trafalgar Releasing in September, here are the details.

When people think of an ABBA film, it will usually be either 2008’s Mamma Mia! or 2018’s Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, the two hit films based on the equally successful stage musical.

But back in 1977, ABBA joined the likes of Slade (Slade In Flame) and The Beatles (A Hard Day’s Night, among others) when they played fictionalized versions of themselves in a film.

ABBA: The Movie chronicles a down on his luck Australian journalist, played by disgraced actor Robert Hughes, who is ordered to secure an interview with the band – Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus – by any means necessary. This is hampered by numerous obstacles, not least Lou Carpenter from Neighbours (aka actor Tom Oliver) as their strict bodyguard and a plethora of other problems.

This loose plot is really an excuse to hang a series of songs and live performances, featuring many of their biggest hits as well as more obscure songs like Intermezzo No. 1 and Get On The Carousel.

The film is also notable for being directed by future Oscar nominee Lasse Hallstrom, who helmed many of ABBA’s music videos.

ABBA: The Movie will be in cinemas on the 17th and 19th September. Tickets go on sale from the 16th August. You can find out more information on ABBA’s official website.

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