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


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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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I have NEVER been affected by a movie like I have by this one See more (316 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) | 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 picture of a hand that is on the outside of Agnes's door is in fact a picture of Rebecka Liljeberg's hand, taken when she was a child.See more »
Continuity: When Agnes' disabled friend comes to the birthday party, a door bell is heard. However, when Agnes father answers the door the friend is at the bottom of the stairs in her wheelchair and is clearly unable to get to the bell beside the front door.See more »
Jessica:It's the same with Markus. Although he's getting better now, in the beginning it was just... prrffft.See more »


What was that bit about A-drains and C-drains?
What were they learning in class?
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55 out of 58 people found the following review useful.
I have NEVER been affected by a movie like I have by this one, 11 November 2006
Author: Jim Smith from United States

That scene in the car. That scene brought back every hope and dream I could remember as a 15 year old in love with a girl in my class I would never have. It was a validation of all those wonderful daydreams you had at that age and the hope that sprung from them. It was a moment that would send that pang in your heart to heights it's never known.

You're never in love like you are at that age - and when you watch a film like this where you can become so completely involved in the life and emotions of a girl like Agnes - and see her greatest hope realized after a day of humiliation and pain - your heart soars. In fact, I can't think of a moment in a movie that is as perfect as this one.

There's a universal quality to the feelings this film evokes that will pull in everyone who has a heart. I'm many years beyond high school - and of the opposite sex of the two protagonists in the film - and I still can't help but identify completely with this movie. Much of this has to do with the two actresses in the lead roles. Where did this director find these two phenomenal actresses? Rebecca Liljeberg has such a quiet and powerful range. Watching her react to other characters is one of the great pleasures of this film. Alexandra Dahlström takes a role that, in anyone else's hands would be either shallow or unbearable, and makes a character so complete, beautifully vulnerable and full of life you can understand why everyone loves her. These two girls - they are so wonderful, expressive and real you just want to hug them.

I saw this film when it came to New York, loved it then when i saw it once during what seemed like only a two week run, then recently remembered it and rented it. I have seen it 5 times since and I'm sure I'll see it many times more. It is a film that transcends gender, sexual orientation and age.

And for all you English language folks out there (I'm one of you), the subtitles will not be a drawback. In fact, watching this film in it's native language brings you even closer to these characters when you realize how familiar life is as a human being, no matter where we're from. How much we all have in common when it comes to matters of the heart. It's a nice little extra to be reminded of, since it's something we sometimes tend to forget.

My praise cannot be more genuine, heartfelt and complete. Get this film. Your day will be made by it. You'll be telling your friends about it. In a busy life where there's a lot of distraction, you'll remember for a moment how wonderful it is to be alive and in love - and how that's worth everything in the world.

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