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Cast

  (in credits order)
Adam Lundgren ... Love
Jonas Rimeika ... Sebastian

Alicia Vikander ... Fredrika
Johan Carlberg ... Rasmus
Poyan Karimi ... Ashkan
Anna-Maria Lundberg ... Tjejkompis 1
Ida Jensen ... Tjejkompis 2
Margareta Olsson ... Damen (as Margareta 'Maja' Olsson)
Camilla Smids ... Caroline (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomaz Ransmyr ... Gay bar guest (uncredited)

Directed by
David Färdmar 
 
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David Färdmar  written by

Produced by
Roland Färdmar .... executive producer
Frida Hallberg .... line producer
Christer Nilson .... executive producer
Camilla Smids .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tommie Ausberg 
 
Cinematography by
Erik Persson 
 
Film Editing by
Rasmus Ohlander 
 
Casting by
David Färdmar 
 
Art Direction by
Johan Engström 
 
Costume Design by
Therese Schimmelsohn 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joen Windahl .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Tobias Rönnertz .... sound editor
Tobias Rönnertz .... sound recordist
 
Music Department
Daniel Aldenmark .... composer: theme music
Love Aurell .... composer: theme music
Magnus Carlsson .... musician
Otto Niklasson Elmerås .... composer: theme music
S.T. .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Annika Rutström .... production accountant
Oskar Söderlund .... dramaturgist
 

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Also Known As:
"Love" - Sweden (original title)
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Sweden:20 min
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Anonymous hookups, 9 July 2016
Author: mudgeboy from Greenville, SC

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

If you want to become acquainted with one of the many dangers of anonymous hookups then this is the short film for you. A beautiful young man named Love first begins drinking in a straight bar with a friend who promises Love that she will go with him to visit a gay bar. However, the friend delays their gay bar visit so Love goes without her: to the front of the bar but not in the bar. For some reason, probably fear, he decides not to enter the gay bar but begins to walk home, where he passes a nice looking older man named Marcus (Love claims to be 22, while Marcus claims to be 28). Marcus takes Love to his one-block-away apartment where Marcus lives with his wife/girl friend. Love at first confesses to be a virgin but when Marcus tells him to leave because he doesn't want to hook up with someone who doesn't know what he's doing, Love changes his story and says he will do whatever Marcus "shows" him. So Marcus rapes him and then tells him to leave. When Love doesn't leave immediately Marcus says he will take a shower, where he displays tremendous self loathing and guilt, calling Love a little gay whore. Love painfully leaves the apartment, goes outside to relive a flash forward that has him vomiting and crying. Soon, his friend calls and asks Love why he left the straight bar early, but all Love can do is sob and cry from the pain that he feels, both physical and emotional.

The acting wasn't bad but it's hard to find much value in the film except to be warned about the dangers of anonymous hookups. BTW, Marcus did use a condom but the encounter could have been much worse for the naive Love. Not an uplifting movie by any means.

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