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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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Makes you feel your heart See more (318 total) »


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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
Location Management
Malini Ahlberg .... location manager: Trollhättan (as Anna Malini Ahlberg)
Anna-Carin Andersson .... assistant location manager
Marlene Gabriel .... assistant location manager
Axel Grigor .... assistant location manager (as P-A Grigor)
Karl Strandlind .... location manager
Music Department
Magnus Palmborg .... music supervisor
Other crew
Khalil Al Harbiti .... trainee
Jonas Eriksson .... consultant: avid
Leif Eriksson .... consultant: avid
Malin Fornander .... continuity clerk
Anna Gorbow .... production assistant
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 .... 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)
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89 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Although set in the Swedish town Åmål, not a single scene was actually shot there. All exteriors were filmed in Trollhättan, almost 100 miles away.See more »
Errors in geography: Supposedly takes place in Åmål, but large parts are obviously filmed in Trollhättan.See more »
Elin:I wanna do drugs!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Romeo + Juliet (1996)See more »
I'LL BE GONESee more »


What was that bit about A-drains and C-drains?
What were they learning in class?
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93 out of 107 people found the following review useful.
Makes you feel your heart, 27 September 2002
Author: Jukka Purma ( from Helsinki, Finland

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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