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Show Me Love (1998)

Fucking Åmål (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 October 1998 (Sweden)
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.

Director:

Lukas Moodysson

Writer:

Lukas Moodysson

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexandra Dahlström ... Elin Olsson
Rebecka Liljeberg ... Agnes Ahlberg (as Rebecca Liljeberg)
Erica Carlson Erica Carlson ... Jessica Olsson
Mathias Rust Mathias Rust ... Johan Hulth
Stefan Hörberg Stefan Hörberg ... Markus
Josefine Nyberg Josefine Nyberg ... Viktoria (as Josefin Nyberg)
Ralph Carlsson ... Agnes' Father Olof
Maria Hedborg Maria Hedborg ... Agnes' Mother Karin
Axel Widegren Axel Widegren ... Agnes' Little Brother Oskar
Jill Ung Jill Ung ... Elin's Mother Birgitta
Lisa Skagerstam Lisa Skagerstam ... Camilla
Lina Svantesson Lina Svantesson ... Malin
Johanna Larsson Johanna Larsson ... Sara
Elinor Johansson Elinor Johansson ... Jenny
Jessica Melkersson Jessica Melkersson ... Sabina
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Storyline

Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she is inexperienced in that matter. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines:

Varför måste vi bo i fucking jävla kuk-Åmål? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

23 October 1998 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Show Me Love See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK 9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,110, 17 October 1999

Gross USA:

$168,761
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Lena Katina, producer Ivan Shapovalov was inspired to create her famous, controversial pop duo t.A.T.u. after the release of this film. t.A.T.u. has a single titled "Show Me Love". See more »

Goofs

Lipstick traces around Agnes lips do not appear immediately when Elin kisses her. See more »

Quotes

Jessica: It's the same with Markus. Although he's getting better now, in the beginning it was just... prrffft.
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Crazy Credits

Some of the songs listed in the credits never appear in the movie, nor on the soundtrack. See more »

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Featured in Here's Looking at You, Boy (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

LASSE KRONÉR
Composed by Hjalle & Heavy
Performed by Hjalle & Heavy
Med tillstånd av Start Klart Records
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User Reviews

 
Makes you feel your heart
27 September 2002 | by purmaSee all my reviews

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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