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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.

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Lukas Moodysson

Writer:

Lukas Moodysson

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Cast

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

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Newmarket Films

Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,720, 10 April 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,306, 17 April 2005
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1.85 : 1
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This movie was first supposed to be filmed in the US. Christina Aguilera was the first choice of playing Sanna Bråding's character "Tess" and Sylvester Stallone would be offered to play Thorsten Flinck's character "Rickard". See more »

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References Big Brother (2000) See more »

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A Serious Misfire From Moodyson
21 March 2006 | by zoothorn21See all my reviews

Having loved 'Together' and admired, for the most part, 'Lilya 4-Ever' (as well as his short films), I was dreadfully disappointed with this new work from Moodyson. In an interview about 'A Hole On My Heart' Moodyson stated that he thought it was his best and most complex film, before saying that he didn't know what the film was supposed to be about, not offering any explanation other than 'it has many layers'. Such statements reveal entirely the reason behind the film's failure. Depsite Moodyson's assertion of complexity, there is simply nothing in this 90+ minute film that could not have been adequately communicated in a short. Simply juxtaposing unpleasant images of cosmetic surgery and action men figures with home-made pornography does not constitute a complex statement on anything. In fact the film is hopelessly meandering and one has the increasing feeling that it was 'discovered' in the editing room. I'm very interested in non-narrative film-making, and I don't need a 'story' to communicate events to me, but it is evident to me when there is a severe paucity of drive and ideas, and that feeling was evident throughout a viewing of this film. It concerns me that this film will be defended by people who feel that sitting through the unpleasant content constitutes some sort of test of intellectual rigour and that those who didn't like it are not prepared to 'face up' to the reality this film purports to present. In fact the simple truth is that this is an empty film, with a painful lack of understanding of how to dramatise ideas. I really hope Moodyson comes up with something better next time - I think his talents outstrip nonsense like this.


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