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‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga’ review: Predictable, good-natured fare


This film is just what the doctor ordered in these unsettling times. It is 1974 in the little town of Húsavík in Iceland, a boy, Lars, grieving for his mother is distracted by ABBA singing ‘Waterloo’ at the live telecast of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The annual competition, organised by the European Broadcasting Union, has been held since held since in 1956. Each of the 50 participating countries (mainly European) submits an original song and the member countries vote for the winner in a super-complicated process. The contest is a flamboyant celebration of music, costume and dance.

Will Ferrell was ...


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