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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.

Director:

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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Newmarket Films

Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

17 September 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

A Hole in My Heart See more »

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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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A Hole in My Heart put a hole in my head.
27 April 2010 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

Mr. Moodysson made a flick here that has very little rhyme, but a lot of reason. No, wait...it has a lot of rhyme, but zero reason. No! It's...uh, there's a little bit from...hmmm.

As soon as A Hole in My Heart began, I realized taking that little bit of Nyquil probably wasn't the greatest of ideas. But luckily, I'm a tough guy, and I managed to keep focus on Lukas's lil experiment. Because that's what this was kinda, an outlined experiment. Well, I think so anyways.

For me, I split the movie into separate aspects. One ideal is for the three adults (the Dad, his friend and the porn actress) of the movie, and the other is for the son. With the three adults your shown immaturity, delusion, confusion, and just a whole wave of emotional problems. Not far away is the son; overly thoughtful, a shut-in, quiet...and simply appears the polar opposite to the three on the other side of the door. And whatever story this movie was trying to present, in my opinion, lies within comparing the two sides to another other, and hoping they would find a common ground. And even that was hard to do, as all the characters (even the son) were rather unlikable, and all relied on pity.

Was the film intriguing? Yeah, I guess. Was it well directed? I thought so. Was it entertaining? Not really. Is there a deeper meaning than simply comparing the people to one another, and not trying to look at them as useless human beings? Maybe. But if you really want to do such a thing, I think you're already fighting an uphill battle.

From my point of view there's not much to learn from this film, as it was mostly full of negative things. And I'm curious to know Lukas's point of the film. I would guess it was a very simple idea. I could easily say this film's underlying message is to get an education. But I could be dead wrong. Watch this flick if you like to ponder about movies afterwards. Don't if you don't.


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