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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 »
Lipstick traces around Agnes lips do not appear immediately when Elin kisses her. See more »
Agnes' Father Olof:
When our class met, I think it was our 25-year reunion, when they found out that I'd done well for myself. Bengt, who was then the class king, he didn't become anything. And the girls who were considered the prettiest, they weren't special any longer. So I think you'll be glad that you don't have it so easily. Because those who have it easy often become quite uninteresting.
But you're speaking in about 25 years. I'm sorry, but I'd rather be happy now than in 25 years.
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Some of the songs listed in the credits never appear in the movie, nor on the soundtrack. See more »
NO DINERO NO AMOR
Written by Jon Hällgren (as Hällgren) and Igge Sagrén (as Sagrén)
Framförd av Betty N' Boop
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I just have to leave my own praise for this wonderful film. No other film has ever touched me this way, and I don't think anything will ever surpass this.
Maybe it's because Lukas Moodysson and I share so much common values (Morrissey, obsession with teenage-romances and protective attitude towards that phase of life that is easily forgotten or denied.). As a 24 year old male I cannot watch this with dry eyes and I have seen this about 9 times. Rebecka Liljeberg's desperate eyes, thoroughly true blurted dialog, awkward silences and perfect resurrection for that old Foreigner song that doesn't fit into either of main character's musical taste, but will remain so important to them anyway... oh..
I raise my glass of chocolate milk for this achingly beautiful movie, without this my own past would be more dark and forgotten, but you, Lukas, Alexandra, Rebecka and the rest have reminded me what love is all about and why it's still worth seeking.
It's not just a good movie, it's one of those rare certainly good things on earth.
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