Lukas Moodysson Collection

  |  Buy to Own: 16/05/2005
  |  386 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC


Four films by controversial and groundbreaking Swedish director Lukas Moodysson. In 'Show Me Love' (1998), schoolgirl Agnes (Rebecca Liljeberg) has a crush on her classmate Elin (Alexandra Dahlström). While Agnes is shy and withdrawn, Elin hangs out with the popular crowd at school, and the chance that she might reciprocate Agnes' feelings seems remote. However, when a boring night in their small home town throws the two of them together, they discover a mutual wish to escape their confines. After attempting to hitchhike to Stockholm, the two girls eventually kiss. Agnes is excited that Elin has finally noticed her, but will Elin be able to overcome her discomfort at the thought of loving another girl? 'Together' (2000) is a culture-clash comedy set in 1975 and follows bourgeois mother of two Elisabeth (Lisa Lindgren), who has tired of her husband Rolf's abusive and drunken behaviour. She moves out with her two children to stay with her brother Goran (Gustav Hammarsten) who lives in a hippy commune. The move proves challenging to everyone in the commune as Elisabeth's materialistic lifestlye conflicts with the seventies idealism of the other inhabitants. 'Lilya 4-Ever' (2002) is a controversial drama about a young girl abandoned by her family. Living in the poverty-stricken former Soviet Union, Lilya (Oksana Akinshina) descends into a spiral of drink, drugs and prostitution, befriending suicidal teenagers and falling further into a dark and dangerous world. When she meets a man who promises to take her to a better life in Sweden, it's the beginning of an even more harrowing journey into degradation. 'A Hole in My Heart' (2004) is Moodysson's critique of a morally bankrupt and materialistic society. A harrowing and controversial drama, it follows Eric (Bjorn Almroth) and his father Rickard (Thorsten Flinck), who live in a run-down apartment in a seedy Stockholm neighbourhood. Eric is shy and withdrawn, but becomes increasingly involved in his father's business of amateur pornography. With his friend Geko (Goran Marjanovic), Rickard is shooting a home-made pornographic film with actress Tess (Sanna Brading). As the shoot continues, the participants become less inhibited and more violent, until the apathetic Eric is forced to intervene.