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A Hole in My Heart (2004)

Ett hål i mitt hjärta (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 17 September 2004 (Sweden)
In a decript apartment, a young man watches as his father and a friend shoot an amateur porn film. Issues of morality, reality TV and friendship are explored.


Lukas Moodysson


Lukas Moodysson
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Complete credited cast:
Thorsten Flinck ... Rickard
Björn Almroth Björn Almroth ... Eric
Sanna Bråding Sanna Bråding ... Tess
Goran Marjanovic Goran Marjanovic ... Geko


Eric is a teenager who lives in a shabby flat with his father, Rickard. Eric spends most of his time holed up in his room, blaring industrial music in order to drown out what's going on around him. He has just cause to be a bit disturbed by his surroundings -- Rickard is an amateur filmmaker specializing in extreme sex videos, and he's taken over the living room, where his emotionally disturbed friend Geko and a blank young woman, Tess are "starring" in his latest project. As shooting progresses over the course of several days, Rickard and his cast lose track of the outside world and become increasingly desensitized to their own decadence. As the sexual play becomes more and more extreme, edging into violence, Eric feels no choice but to intervene.

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Had a "disturbing images" warning by the Swedish censors, on the movie posters in Swedish theaters. That had not happened since Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) was released. See more »


References The Lion King (1994) See more »


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Achingly Human
19 August 2007 | by davidevoidSee all my reviews

In many ways i can understand why people would take a disliking to this film, it is very difficult... but it's also one of the most human films i've seen for a long long time.

It's a film for people who don't want to go to see a film to 'enjoy it' it's a film that is what it is, it's not a sing and dance, it's not an entertainment piece.

I found this film very interesting indeed and found all the characters to have a lot of depth to them. This film is much closer to Lilja 4-ever rather than Together, so that may sway you to one way or the other. What makes this harder than Lilja 4-ever is that it isn't addressing issues in a very forward manner, it isn't always clear what this film is 'trying to say'.

But yeah, if you give it the chance and don't come to this film for a laugh or to enjoy yourself and are actually interested in film in it's purest form, then this should prove of worth and an interesting purchase.

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Release Date:

17 September 2004 (Sweden) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,720, 10 April 2005

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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