30 November 2006

Fucking Åmål (aka Show Me Love) (1998)

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Fucking Åmål (Fucking Amal) (aka Show Me Love) (1998)

Directed by
Lukas Moodysson

Writing credits
Lukas Moodysson

Taglines:
  • Jag ska aldrig mer bli ihop med nån. Jag ska bli celibat.
  • Two girls. One love.
  • Varför måste vi bo i fucking jävla kuk-Åmål?
Synopsis:
15-year-old Elin lives in a boring Swedish town - 'fucking Amal' - and is looking for some excitement. Everyone expects her to find a boyfriend and be settled while still a teenager. Agnes is in love with Elin and though Elin first mocks her devotion, soon the two become an item. But Elin's big sister pushes her to go out with, and ultimately to sleep with, the more suitable Johan. Agnes feels betrayed and lets out rumours of Elin's behaviour. Soon, Elin must choose between convention and a more daring life.
The Amal of the original title, before it was sanitized for US release into Show Me Love, refers to the name of a place in Sweden. That is where young Agnes has moved with her family, a small town without much for girls her age to do except to socialize at parties, and perhaps get drunk and/or make out. Agnes has a crush on fellow classmate, Elin, who has gotten a reputation for being wild and loose with all of the boys in the school, despite the fact that she is still a virgin. Well, Agnes' birthday party comes around, and bored Elin and sis are the only ones who show at the party, where on a bet, Elin kisses Agnes, who had been rumored (correctly) to be a lesbian, and runs off. Agnes is embarrassed and Elin is ashamed of making a fool out of her, yet deep down is more disturbed by her own feelings within her. Elin is intrigued by her curiosity, and even leads Agnes on a bit, but doesn't want to give up her social standing among her peers and be ostracized for her dalliances.

Cast:
Alexandra Dahlström .... Elin Olsson
Rebecka Liljeberg .... Agnes Ahlberg (as Rebecca Liljeberg)
Erica Carlson .... Jessica
Mathias Rust .... Johan Hulth
Stefan Hörberg .... Markus
Ralph Carlsson .... Father Olof
Maria Hedborg .... Mother Karin
Axel Widegren .... Little Brother Oskar
Jill Ung .... Mother Birgitta
Lisa Skagerstam .... Camilla
Josefine Nyberg .... Viktoria
Lina Svantesson .... Malin
Johanna Larsson .... Sara
Elinor Johansson .... Jenny
Jessica Melkersson .... Sabina
Bo Lyckman .... Man in Car
Daniel Teider .... Johan's Little Brother
Nils Björkman .... Bengtsson
Per Larsén .... Teacher 1
Kenneth Larsson .... Teacher 2
Karl Strandlind .... Ice Hockey Coach
Peter Teider .... Marcus's Friend
Linda Malmqvist .... Sobbing Girl
Christer Almar .... Extra
Michael Andersson .... Extra
Therése Andreasson .... Extra
Rialda Arifovic .... Extra
Sanella Arifovic .... Extra
Fredrik Arrelid .... Extra
Vanessa Babot .... Extra
Joséphine Bordi .... Extra
Sandra Boström .... Extra
Betty Carlsson .... Extra
Alain Carlstein .... Extra
Elias Chamoun .... Extra
Maikel Chamoun .... Extra
John Ole Dahl-Olsen .... Extra
Dlawer Dalawe .... Extra
Mikaela Eklund .... Extra
Elin Fransson .... Extra
Kim Fransson .... Extra
Fredrik Gunnarsson .... Extra
Lina Gustafsson .... Extra
Susanna Gustafsson .... Extra
Graizyna Göransson .... Extra (as Grazyna Göransson)
Peter Hildingsson .... Extra
Malin Hultgren .... Extra
Max Hylander .... Extra
Carolina Johansson .... Extra (as Caroline Johansson)
Niklas Johansson .... Extra
Petra Johansson .... Extra
Daniel Karlsson .... Extra
Linda Karlsson .... Extra
Andreas Kvist .... Extra
Mårten Lauvall .... Extra
Jonas Lenberg .... Extra
Josephine Lewing .... Extra
Carl-Johan Lext .... Extra
Jonas Lindell .... Extra
Robert Lindqvist .... Extra
Frida Lundby .... Extra
Jonas Lönn .... Extra
Anton Löwek .... Extra
Rebecka Martikainen .... Extra
Emma Massey .... Extra
Andreas Mattson .... Extra
Modar Mohanna .... Extra
Elisabet Nilebäck .... Extra
Mikael Nordman .... Extra
Martin Nyholm .... Extra
Petra Nyman .... Extra
Joakim Olofsson .... Extra
Kalle Rosborg .... Extra
Vlora Shabani .... Extra
Martin Storåsen .... Extra
Johanna Ström .... Extra
Jonna Sundqvist .... Extra
Patrik Ström .... Extra
Boyar Syla .... Extra
Linda Syla .... Extra
Magnus Thell .... Extra
Gustav Tågne .... Extra
Sofia Wennberg .... Extra
Daniel Mattson .... Extra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tobias Andersson .... Extra (uncredited)