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Show Me Love (1998)
"Fucking Åmål" (original title)

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Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Dahlström ...
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Agnes Ahlberg (as Rebecca Liljeberg)
Erica Carlson ...
Jessica Olsson
Mathias Rust ...
Johan Hulth
Stefan Hörberg ...
Markus
Josefine Nyberg ...
Viktoria (as Josefin Nyberg)
Ralph Carlsson ...
Agnes' Father Olof
Maria Hedborg ...
Agnes' Mother Karin
Axel Widegren ...
Agnes' Little Brother Oskar
Jill Ung ...
Elin's Mother Birgitta
Lisa Skagerstam ...
Camilla
Lina Svantesson ...
Malin
Johanna Larsson ...
Sara
Elinor Johansson ...
Jenny
Jessica Melkersson ...
Sabina
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Storyline

Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done *it*. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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23 October 1998 (Sweden)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK 9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,110 (USA) (15 October 1999)

Gross:

$168,761 (USA) (20 April 2001)
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Trivia

The poster for the film featured quotations from the dialogue, including four-letter words. This caused some controversy, so for Stockholm's subway, special posters were printed with the "worst" quotations left out. See more »

Goofs

Although Agnes did not make a very good job of slashing her wrist, the wound should still have been visible in later scenes. See more »

Quotes

Elin: Is it true you're a lesbian? If you are I understand, 'cause guys are so gross. I'm also going to be one, I think.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a picture of two hearts with "COCO" between them. Coco is the name of director Lukas Moodysson's wife. See more »

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Referenced in Vuxna människor (1999) See more »

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FANTASY DREAM WORLD
Stigsson / Rickstrand
Framförd av Cumbayah
Med tillstånd av BTS Music / Warner / Chappel Scand. AB / Warner Music Sweden
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Engaging. Honest. Touching. Simply brilliant.
12 February 2003 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

That's right. :)

This no nonsense film is about two schoolgirls exploring life and love. One is a lesbian and the other is a confused heterosexual. 'Fucking Amal' delicately tells a story between these two girls. This is very different from the popular Hollywood teen movies (such as '10 Things I Hate About You') because it is NOT stereotypical, unrealistic and over-the-top. 'Fucking Amal' is a touching and beautiful teen movie. I would rate it 9 out of 10.

P.S. I used to enjoy the Hollywood teen movies....I don't know what I was thinking. 'Fucking Amal' makes you see the light. Trust me.


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