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Something Must Break (2014)

Nånting måste gå sönder (original title)
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A gritty story taking place in Stockholm, about the passionate love between the self-abusive Sebastian who wants to be a woman, and the easy-going Andreas who is certainly not gay.

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Eli Levén (screenplay), Ester Martin Bergsmark (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Saga Becker Saga Becker ... Sebastian / Ellie
Iggy Malmborg Iggy Malmborg ... Andreas
Shima Niavarani Shima Niavarani ... Lea
Mattias Åhlén Mattias Åhlén ... Mattias
Daniel Nyström Daniel Nyström ... Mattias bror
Emil Almén ... Man på bar
Axel Petersén ... Man på lekplats
Carl-Michael Edenborg Carl-Michael Edenborg ... Taturerad man
Viktor Friberg Viktor Friberg ... Kollega i lunchrum
Nour El-Refai ... Mattias brors flickvän
Saga Gärde Saga Gärde ... Butiksbiträde
Lynette Heinold Lynette Heinold ... Woman with a dog
Mats Jäderlund Mats Jäderlund ... Bunden man
Ida Therén Ida Therén ... Kompis på bar 1
Carl Kumlin Carl Kumlin ... Kompis i bar
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A love story between two young men where one is the androgynous Sebastian and one is Andreas who is not gay. They form a unity. It's them against the polished Swedish IKEA society. They dream about escaping boredom and the risk of becoming what everyone else is. And then there is Ellie - the superwoman growing inside of Sebastian who Andreas loves and fears. This is the summer when everything happens and both of them will choose paths that will determinate their lives forever. It's a battle for love where Sebastian finally has to realise that he has to let Ellie loose, find the strength within himself and not let his happiness depend on someone else. Written by Garagefilm International

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Drama | Romance

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Fading Like a Flower (Every Time You Leave)
Written by Per Gessle
Performed by Iggy Malmborg
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Melancholic, yet liberating
26 January 2015 | by joris-nightwalkerSee all my reviews

A Swedish Generation Y movie about transgenderism and loneliness, also known as Something Must Break. Saga Becker is phenomenal in this small gem that's been permeated with melancholy. At the same time the film feels incredibly liberating because it talks about gender and the freedom to be who you are without restrictive cisgenderism and heteronormativity. Maybe that's just it: this liberty, which is not at all won at this moment in history, is still something bleak and isolated. Because of that there's a certain kind of sadness surrounding the personal struggle fought by trans people. Sebastian / Ellie is such a person who identifies her/himself not as gay or straight, not as male or female, not as transsexual, but as something that isn't called by name in the movie, something "queer" you might say. While his/her search for an own identity manifests itself, Something Must Break manages to bring up some (other) big issues of our time (in the Western World): solitude, unemployment, depression, the search for meaning in this life, etc. A beautiful yet heavy-hearted movie with a nice soundtrack by Tami Tamaki and Olof Dreijer (The Knife). Recommended!


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Swedish

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28 March 2014 (Sweden) See more »

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