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The Cardigans: My Favourite Game (1998)

A beautiful young woman obsessed with death goes joyriding on a desert highway. As she wrecks havoc trying to ram both cars and people, she lip-sincs to the title song which plays on her car radio. The video has five different versions.

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Jonas Åkerlund

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nina Persson ... The Joyrider
The Cardigans ... Band in the Van
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lars-Olof Johansson Lars-Olof Johansson ... Man in the Van
Bengt Lagerberg Bengt Lagerberg ... Driver of the Van
Magnus Sveningsson Magnus Sveningsson ... Man in the Van
Peter Svensson Peter Svensson ... Man in the Van
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Storyline

As the radio announcer called 'Dave in the Morning' informs his audience that it's 119 degrees, a beautiful devilish young woman in black (played by the band's singer) with a death fetish and a huge tattoo on her left, bandaged arm decides to go joyriding on a desert highway on the fictional route 666 in her dark blue 1974 Cadillac Eldorado convertible, with a plush doll of Felix the Cat riding shotgun. As she wracks havoc carelessly ramming anything and anyone coming her way in a nihilistic murder-suicide fashion, she frequently lip-sincs to the title song which plays on her car radio. Due to television censorship in certain countries, the video has five alternate cuts and five different endings ranging from gory to comical.

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Cardigans: My Favorite Game See more »

Filming Locations:

Mojave Desert, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

GBP220,000 (estimated)
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Universal Music See more »
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Trivia

The infamous arm tattoo was actually painted on Nina's arm. However, the paint began to melt due to extreme heat, so in some shots traces of paint from it are clearly visible on the back of Nina's seat as she presses her tattooed arm against it to climb on top of the seat. See more »

Alternate Versions

Due to the controversial nature of its content, the music video has five different versions to avoid television censorship. In most of the versions, the scenes featuring joyriding, car crashes and the ending are, to a varying degree, either toned down, censored, altogether removed or simply replaced with more agreeable alternate footage. The two most prominent versions are the heavily censored version which only features shots of the singer driving the car and lip-syncing, and the original uncut version that shows all the car crashes, hit and runs and the singer violently crashing into her band's incoming van at the end. The five endings include a joke ending in which the singer survives the car crash only to be knocked out by the rock she used to keep the car going at max speed, a shorter version of the joke ending, and a gory tragic ending. The heavily censored G-rated version of the video has no ending as the singer simply continues driving as if nothing has happened. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 100 Greatest Pop Videos (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

My Favourite Game
Written and composed by Nina Persson and Peter Svensson
Performed by The Cardigans
[the song in the video]
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