Show Me LoveDirector: Lukas Moodysson, Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecca Liljeberg, Erica Carlson
Though they're smash hits back home in Sweden, writer/director Lukas Moodysson's wry, bittersweet human comedies struggle to find audiences in the States. So it's little surprise that the director's first film, the much-acclaimed coming-of-age tale Show Me Love (originally titled Fucking Åmål), comes to DVD in a stripped-down, bare-bones package that offers nothing in the way of extras -- save for a theatrical trailer and a handful of previews for other Strand Releasing films. That said, the film gets a crisp, letterboxed transfer that does a good job of showcasing Moodyson's grainy, gritty shooting style and his fondness for light and dark contrasts between scenes. The Dolby 2.0 audio track -- the only option offered -- decently conveys the soundtrack's pervasive, earnest use of pop music; a negative is that some dialogue tends to be so quiet as to be inaudible. Worse, viewers fluent in Swedish don't have the option of turning off the subtitles, however unobtrusive they may be. Credit Strand for bringing this gem to the U.S. home video market -- it's just a shame they don't have the resources to give Show Me Love the full treatment it deserves.
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- Strand Home Video
- [Dolby Surround]
Cast & Crew
|Ralph Carlsson||Olof, Agnes' Father|
|Maria Hedborg||Karin, Agnes' Mother|
|Axel Widegren||Oskar, Agnes' Brother|
|Jill Ung||Birgitta, Elin's Mother|
|Johanna Larsson||Elin's friend|
|Elinor Johansson||Elin's friend|
|Jessica Melkersson||Elin's friend|
|Lina Svantesson||Elin's friend|
|Broder Daniel||Score Composer|
|Lars Gullin||Score Composer|
|Nils Nilsson||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Heidi Saikkonen||Production Designer|
|Lina Strand||Production Designer|
|Maria Swenson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
2. Main Titles [1:05]
3. Chocolate Milk? [2:49]
4. Happy Birthday! [2:41]
5. School Life [20:16]
6. The Dare [13:20]
7. Fucking Amal [22:30]
8. Scorned [6:17]
9. Revelations [9:22]
10. Coming Out [8:08]
11. Main Titles [2:51]
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I love foreign films and this is one of the best I've seen. It is a true coming of age story about two teens who are trying to discover themselves in a small town with no one to turn to for advice or acceptance. I've seen it several times and would recommend it to anyone.
Normally I do not like child actors, but the leads in this film are amazing. They bring more depth and feeling to their characters then most of the A-list actors in Hollywood. Great movie, great actors, you have to see this.
I love European films and I do not find having to read sub titles a problem. This is especially true of this film. The moment the film finished it instantly became one of my favourites of all time. A must see for anyone, if you have not seen it you really don't know what you're missing out on.
I love all types of movies. but i really enjoy forgein films. This is one of my faves. I was turned off by the subject matter at first. But when i watched it with the advice of my friend. I am sure glad i took my friends advice. this was a touching film of growing up. Of finding out who you are...it's about love, heatbreak, confusion than the peace you feel when you know who you are and who you love.