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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
19 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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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Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there.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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Jag vill knarka See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Sweden's submission that year for the Best Foreign Language Film category. To be eligible for submission, it had to change its original title "Fucking Amal". (It was not selected.) See more »

Goofs

Supposedly takes place in Åmål, but large parts are obviously filmed in Trollhättan. See more »

Quotes

Agnes' Father Olof: When our class met, I think it was our 25-year reunion, when they found out that I'd done well for myself. Bengt, who was then the class king, he didn't become anything. And the girls who were considered the prettiest, they weren't special any longer. So I think you'll be glad that you don't have it so easily. Because those who have it easy often become quite uninteresting.
Agnes: But you're speaking in about 25 years. I'm sorry, but I'd rather be happy now than in 25 years.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, there is a picture of two hearts with "COCO" between them. Coco is the name of director Lukas Moodysson's wife. See more »

Connections

Featured in Bag om filmen 'Fucking Åmål' (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

No Dinero No Amor
Written by Jon Hällgren (as Hällgren) and Igge Sagrén (as Sagrén)
Framförd av Betty N' Boop
Med tillstånd av Remixed Records / Remrec Songs / BMG Music Publishing Scandinavia AB
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Just moving her eyes (It stays a mystery)
13 January 2000 | by musterknabeSee all my reviews

I was also very impressed by this movie. So I have read all the comments that had been written until now (106). I found it very interesting to read which people from which countries have seen it and what they think about it.

The movie was shown at the Gay-Lesbian-Film-Festival in Stuttgart and was also regularly shown in Stuttgart in December. Unfortunately it's not anymore in the theatres in Stuttgart now (January), so I wasn't able to see it a third time. Also unfortunately it's obviously not possible to get the soundtrack in Germany.

I like how sweet Rebecca Liljeberg (Agnes) is, e.g. when she is asked by Elin to come with her to the party. Do you remember? She didn't answer a word. She is just moving her eyes and looking up, as if she is searching for an answer.

But although I am able to describe this particular situation, I am still not able to explain, what it really was, that impressed and touched me so much. I could mention several aspects, e.g. the acting, the music, the humor, etc. but for me it stays a mystery. It's kind of like the movie's touching something deep inside, waking me up, moving me but I cannot reduce it to one single aspect. Well, it sounds a little complicated, but maybe someone has understood, what I mean.


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

23 October 1998 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,110, 17 October 1999

Gross USA:

$169,331

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$219,331
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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