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Fjorton suger (2004)

A night out ends in tears for a young girl who keeps her secrets safe and her emotions bottled up.

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Martin Jern (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elin Ahlberg Elin Ahlberg ... Emma
Jesper Fridh Jesper Fridh ... Markus
Andreas Karoliussen Andreas Karoliussen ... Aron
Björn Månsson Björn Månsson ... Patrik
Catherine Jeppsson Catherine Jeppsson ... Mamma
Jörgen Düberg Jörgen Düberg ... Pappa
Emily Nilsson Emily Nilsson ... Lina
Thea Klitte Thea Klitte ... Karin
Thomas Hesslow Thomas Hesslow ... Per
Simon Lindell Simon Lindell ... Andy
David Sjöland David Sjöland ... Daniel
Sara Herrlander Sara Herrlander ... Julia
Otto Blücker Otto Blücker ... Kricka
Jacob Walfridsson Jacob Walfridsson ... Jacob
Johan Billgren Johan Billgren ... Johan
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Storyline

Fourteen-year-old Emma goes to a party with friends of her brother's and ends up passed out on a bed with an older boy who takes advantage of the situation. Later her brother Markus senses that something is wrong, but Emma keeps her thoughts to herself. She has trouble dealing with her own emotions. But then she meets Aron, an easy-going guy who spends his days on a skateboard. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

Sonet Film [Sweden]

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

29 October 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Fjorten suger See more »

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Budget:

SEK 5,055,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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When auditions were held, the movie was titled "Sämst i Sverige", roughly translated to "The worst in Sweden". See more »

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References The Big Blue (1988) See more »

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Emma is fourteen and a very cool girl...
30 December 2004 | by Independent2004See all my reviews

SVTs Filmkrönikan titled it the best teenage movie since "Fucking Åmål" (1998). I would tend to agree. Fjorton suger (translates into fourteen sucks) was filmed in Helsingborg, Sweden and two out of the four directors also produced the music video to this summers mega hit "Hej Hej Monica". The team really seems to have enjoyed making this movie.

Emma is 16 years old and lives in Helsingborg, Sweden. Actually she will be 16 in October. Next year.

In "Fjorton Suger" we get straight in to the life of the fourteen year old teenager Emma (played by very cute Elin Ahlberg). She is on her way to a party, invited by one of her older brothers friends. Emma gets completely wasted at the party and one of her brothers friends rapes her after she has passed out on a bed upstairs in the house. After this terrible event nothing is the same. Her family doesn't know what has happened but Emma's world is completely shattered.

But the the rape is only one side of the story. The story is about the everyday difficulties of being a teenager, the relationship to friends in the same age who suddenly seem childish and immature, about the urge to hang out with her brothers older friends instead, the relationship to her brother and parents and about falling in love. The story is told in a very mature way showing that it is possible to make an excellent movie with a very limited budget. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.


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