'JJ+E': Release date, trailer and how to watch Netflix's Swedish teen romance film

Based on the award-winning book 'Vinterviken' by Mats Wahl, 'JJ+E' narrates the story of a high-school romance between two teens in Stockholm


                            'JJ+E': Release date, trailer and how to watch Netflix's Swedish teen romance film
Mustapha Aarab and Elsa Öhrn in a still from 'JJ+E' (Netflix)

Streaming platform giant Netflix is quickly becoming the hub for foreign-language film buffs. After giving fans access to some great movies like 'The Handmaiden', 'The End of Evangelion', 'The Edge of Democracy', 'Atlantics', amongst others, Netflix has added another new film to its already impressive collection- 'JJ+E'. 

The upcoming Swedish film features the tale of star-crossed first love. Based on the award-winning book 'Vinterviken' by Mats Wahl, 'JJ+E' narrates the story of a high-school romance between two teens in Stockholm. Although they hail from the same city and attend the same school, they come from two very different worlds. Can passionate first love break through class and cultural barriers? Read on to know all about the upcoming Netflix film.

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A still from 'JJ+E' (Netflix)

Release date and how to watch

'JJ+E' is slated to premiere on Wednesday, September 8 on Netflix. Viewers can subscribe to Netflix directly, via a mobile app store (App Store, Google Play). You can also watch it by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant.

Plot

Love has no barriers. Swedish romantic drama 'JJ+E' will be proving this point once again. 'JJ+E' is the modern adaptation of Mats Wahl's popular 1993 novel 'Vinterviken'. Set in the year 2021 in the city of Stockholm, the movie documents the love story between Elisabeth and John John. Although these two youngsters are raised in the same city, their lives couldn't be more different, separated by economic, social, and cultural factors. They never cross paths until they start in the same high school class.  

Cast

'JJ+E' features Elsa Öhrn, Mustapha Aarab,Jonay Pineda Skallak. Else plays the role of Elisabeth in 'JJ+E'. Prior to this movie, she played the role of Emma on 'Bert's Diary'. Mustapha is best-known for his role in 'Beartown'. 

Mustapha Aarab in a still from 'JJ+E' (Netflix)

Creators

'JJ+E' is co-produced by Filmlance, Netflix, and Sveriges Television. It is directed by  Alexis Almstorm and written by Dunja Vujovic and produced by Teresa Allden.

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