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Show Me Love (1998) More at IMDbPro »Fucking Åmål (original title)

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Show Me Love -- On a dare, popular high school student Elin kisses outsider Agnes to see if Agnes really is a lesbian and her life is transformed.


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Lukas Moodysson (writer)
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Release Date:
23 October 1998 (Sweden) See more »
Jag ska aldrig mer bli ihop med nån. Jag ska bli celibat. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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19 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Fabulous! Every young person in the world growing up gay should see this movie. See more (317 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Alexandra Dahlström ... Elin Olsson

Rebecka Liljeberg ... 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
Bo Lyckman ... Man in Car
Daniel Teider ... Johan's Little Brother
Nils Björkman ... Bengtsson
Per Larsén ... Teacher #1 (as Per Larsen)
Kenneth Larsson ... Teacher #2
Karl Strandlind ... Ice Hockey Coach
Peter Teider ... Marcus' 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
Grazyna Göransson ... Extra
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
Daniel 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tobias Andersson ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Lukas Moodysson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lukas Moodysson  writer

Produced by
Anna Anthony .... assistant producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... co-producer
Lars Jönsson .... producer
Cinematography by
Ulf Brantås 
Film Editing by
Michal Leszczylowski 
Bernhard Winkler 
Casting by
Imor Hermann 
Production Design by
Heidi Saikkonen 
Lina Strand 
Costume Design by
Maria Swenson 
Makeup Department
Lise-Lotte Book .... assistant makeup artist
Maria Swenson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Malte Forssell .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Anthony .... assistant director
Art Department
Fredrik Bladh .... assistant production designer
Fredrik Bladh .... property assistant
Tomas Johnsson .... assistant production designer
Sound Department
Morten Holm .... sound mixer
Anders Hörling .... post-synchronisation engineer
Niclas Merits .... sound assistant
Niclas Merits .... sound re-recordist
Nils Nilsson .... sound re-recordist
Nils Nilsson .... sound
Niklas Skarp .... sound re-recordist
Visual Effects by
Gunnar Ahlgren .... optical printer
Camera and Electrical Department
Trolle Davidson .... assistant camera
Anders Freudendahl .... electrician
Sten Lindberg .... lighting technician
Susanne Lund .... camera operator: text camera
Åke Ottosson .... still photographer
Viking Selvén .... assistant electrician
Casting Department
Malini Ahlberg .... casting: Trollhättan (as Anna Malini Ahlberg)
Imor Hermann .... casting: Stockholm
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lise-Lotte Book .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Gregers Dohn .... editor: titles
Mia Eriksson .... assistant editor
Andreas Jonsson .... assistant editor: avid
Linnea Trägårdh .... assistant editor: avid
Jörgen Wiman .... negative cutter
Music Department
Magnus Palmborg .... music supervisor
Other crew
Malini Ahlberg .... location manager: Trollhättan (as Anna Malini Ahlberg)
Khalil Al Harbiti .... trainee
Anna-Carin Andersson .... assistant location manager
Jonas Eriksson .... consultant: avid
Leif Eriksson .... consultant: avid
Malin Fornander .... continuity clerk
Marlene Gabriel .... assistant location manager
Anna Gorbow .... production assistant
Axel Grigor .... assistant location manager (as P-A Grigor)
Kerstin Hofstadius .... travel agency
Pia Janols .... production accountant
Håkan Lindhé .... script consultant
Coco Moodysson .... advisor (as Coco)
Markku Mustanoja .... trainee (as Markku Mustauoja)
Alex Nikolic .... media producer: Yugoslavia
Britt Odeberg .... tutor
Emma Kristina Sahlén .... production assistant
Karl Strandlind .... location manager
Karl Strandlind .... researcher
Poa Strömberg .... legal advisor
Margareta Wiechel .... laboratory manager (as Margaretha Wiechel)
David Wingate .... script consultant

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Fucking Åmål" - Sweden (original title)
"Fucking Amal" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-12 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Singapore:R(A) | Spain:13 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:R-12 | UK:15 | USA:Unrated

Did You Know?

The bathroom where Johan and Elin meet during the party was so small the bath tub had to be taken out in order to make room for camera, sound man, and the director.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Jessica:If she's so nice go and make out with her.
Elin:Okay, what do I get if I do?
Jessica:If you do what?
Elin:If I make out with her.
Jessica:You'll get AIDS, probably.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Here's Looking at You, Boy (2007)See more »


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28 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Fabulous! Every young person in the world growing up gay should see this movie., 29 June 2002
Author: jentb from NYC

This is the movie I've been waiting over 30 years to see. Although it takes place in a small town in Sweden it could have been a small town in Pennsylvania, where I spent the majority of my teenage years. Growing up gay in a small town is obviously a different experience for everyone but for most people it's not a time that conjures up joyous memories.

Although Sweden is considered to be a more tolerant country, having spent a year there as an exchange student I didn't feel any more comfortable about being gay there than in Pennsylvania. It wasn't until several years after living there that I finally came out and telling my Swedish friends was just as difficult as it was telling anyone else. I say this not for those who have seen the film but for those who haven't and might not because they may be put off by foreign films. Although I was once fluent in Swedish and always enjoy hearing it spoken, I've unfortunately forgotten enough that I relied heavily on the subtitles just as most people will. I've watched it twice in three days and will watch it many times more because it's the first movie about gay teens that left me with a smile on my face and a warmth in my heart. The teens in this movie have it better than I did but not unrealistically so. It's true and honest and very real. It's not easy being a teenager but it's too often unbearble being a gay teenager. This movie captures the essence of what it is to be a teenager, gay or straight. For gay teens I hope it will give you hope and show that you're not so different. For straight teens I hope you'll see that we're not so different.

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