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Nånting måste gå sönder (2014)

A gritty story taking place in Stockholm, about the passionate love between the self-abusive Sebastian who wants to be a woman, and the easy-going Andreas who is certainly not gay.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Saga Becker ...
Iggy Malmborg ...
Mattias Åhlén ...
Daniel Nyström ...
Mattias bror
Emil Almén ...
Man på bar
Man på lekplats
Carl-Michael Edenborg ...
Taturerad man
Viktor Friberg ...
Kollega i lunchrum
Mattias brors flickvän
Saga Gärde ...
Lynette Heinold ...
Woman with a dog
Mats Jäderlund ...
Bunden man
Ida Therén ...
Kompis på bar 1
Carl Kumlin ...
Kompis i bar


A love story between two young men where one is the androgynous Sebastian and one is Andreas who is not gay. They form a unity. It's them against the polished Swedish IKEA society. They dream about escaping boredom and the risk of becoming what everyone else is. And then there is Ellie - the superwoman growing inside of Sebastian who Andreas loves and fears. This is the summer when everything happens and both of them will choose paths that will determinate their lives forever. It's a battle for love where Sebastian finally has to realise that he has to let Ellie loose, find the strength within himself and not let his happiness depend on someone else. Written by Garagefilm International

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Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

28 March 2014 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Something Must Break  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
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Performed by Iggy Malmborg
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"Something Must Break" brilliantly avoids the pitfalls inherent to LGTB films.
27 October 2016 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Even though there are more and more films about transgenders, "Something Must Break" (the title refers to a song by Joy Division) deploys arguments and a beauty that go beyond what we are used to see. Saga Becker performs brilliantly in this first role (no wonder why the director took two years to find her actress) that she plays with tenderness and melancholy. Despite a cold scenery and a gloomy Stockholm, the warmth of the characters and the intimacy that they build together has something charming and even magical. The camera focus on the bubble in which the characters live and it follows their evolution –natural but sometimes abrupt – on their quest to get what they desire. The purity from the tenderness scenes is literally mesmerising and "Something Must Break" brilliantly avoids the pitfalls inherent to LGTB films. Far from the colours and extravagance of Araki's movies, this movie is quite rough but still offers some crazy scenes, an insanity that stem from Andreas and Ellie's passion. Because we never know if this passion is made of love or not, but the director wants to make the viewer understand that the goal is not to know or to see it but to feel it. Full review on our blog : https://losindiscretos.org/English/something- must-break-2014-ester-martin-bergsmark

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