Show Me Love

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A naturalistic depiction of teenage life, Show Me Love has a charming, authentic feel.

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Teens Elin (Alexandra Dahlström) and Agnes (Rebecca Liljeberg) are schoolmates. Elin is upbeat and popular, while Agnes is morose and friendless. And both girls are very frustrated with life. Elin dreams of fleeing their dull Swedish town. Agnes dreams of Elin. Though Agnes has never acted on her feelings, it's widely rumored she's a lesbian. But when Elin kisses Agnes on a cruel dare, it leads to an apology, a growing closeness between the girls and a plan to solve the problems of both.

Cast & Crew

Mathias Rust
Johan Hulth
Stefan Hörberg
Markus
Maria Hedborg
Mother Karin
Axel Widegren
Little Brother Oskar
Jill Ung
Elin's Mother Birgitta
Per Gessle
Original Music
Håkan Hellström
Original Music
Ulf Brantås
Cinematographer
Heidi Saikkonen
Production Design
Lina Strand
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Maria Swenson
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Critic Reviews for Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål)

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Audience Reviews for Show Me Love (Fucking Åmål)

  • Jan 14, 2013
    An indie coming of age film about lesbian love and boredom of living in a small town. The filming technique was quite weird, made it seem very 70s with the sudden zoom in on objects/characters. It's a weird love story about acceptance and finding one's voice. Teenage love has never been so sweet.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Oct 05, 2012
    Beautiful little innocent love story with a very non innocent film title. Small town Sweden could be small town America with the boredom of youth taking up with exploration of relationships. Nice.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2011
    Moodysson's immaculate portrayal of modern youth set in a context involving serious problems of contemporary civilization came along with a popular minimalist filming style that invaded Europe during the 90's, something commercially started by von Trier. Anyway, few times will you encounter such an honest essay of human relationships and the increasing alienation between parents and sons. That is why Catherine Hardwicke's Thirteen is a piece of horseshit. 97/100
    Edgar C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 19, 2010
    Show Me Love, originally titled Fucking Åmål, is a 1998 Swedish film directed by Lukas Moodysson. Two seemingly different teenage girls strugling with understanding their feelings and how to deal with them. The film first premiered at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival under its original title but was changed because the Hollywood industry magazine Variety refused to run an advertisement for a movie with such a title. New title was chosen - director Moodysson took the new title from the song at the end of the film, by Robyn. Rebecka Liljeberg, as Agnes, and Alexandra Dahlström, as Elin were the real stars of this movie. Honest with hard questions but gentle in dealing with them. Lots of stories go around about this movie, especially the incorrect claim that the film had outgrossed the Hollywood film Titanic: In fact, Titanic had over twice as many viewers as Show me Love in Sweden in 1998.
    Panta O Super Reviewer

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