Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Show Me Love



1998 Swedish Feature
Alternate Title: Fucking Åmål

Cast: Rebecka Liljeberg, Alexandra Dahlström, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust, Josefine Nyberg, Ralph Carlsson and Maria Hedborg
Writer/Director: Lukas Moodysson

Synopsis:
In the small Swedish town of Åmål, friendless teenager Agnes is secretly in love with the popular Elin.

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  • DVD: Available



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Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award for Best Feature Film.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Guldbagge Awards for Best Film, Direction, Actress (Dahlström and Liljeberg) and Screenplay.
  • Verzaubert International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Rosebud Award for Best Film.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Writer/director Lukas Moodysson's feature film debut.
  • The original title of the film, Fucking Åmål, refers to the girls' feelings about their smalltown home. In a key scene one of the girls shouts in desperation "varför måste vi bo i fucking jävla kuk-Åmål?" (which roughly translates to "why do we have to live in fucking bloody cock-Åmål?"). However, the title caused problems in other countries, and so alternative, neutral names were chosen by local distributors. For English-speaking countries, the new title was taken from the song at the end of the film, titled "Show Me Love".
  • Sweden's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

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