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Fucking Åmål

Fucking Åmål (variously distributed in certain countries as Show Me Love, Raus Aus Åmål, Descubriendo El Amor, Amigas de Colégio etc.) is a Swedish movie from 1998. It was written and directed by Lukas Moodysson (his first full length film), and stars Alexandra Dahlström as Elin and Rebecka Liljeberg as Agnes. It won four Golden Beetles[?] (Swedish equivalent of the Oscars) at the 1999 Swedish Film Awards[?]. It has also won several other international awards, among them the Teddy award at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival.

Plot synopsis

The film tells the story of Agnes and Elin, who go to high school in the insignificant town of Åmål (hence the title). Elin is outgoing and has many friends, but finds her life unsatisfying. Agnes, by contrast, has almost no friends. Agnes has a crush on Elin, but cannot find any way to express it. Elin goes to Agnes' birthday party, mainly as an excuse to avoid going to a different party, where there will be people she wants to avoid. Elin's older sister, Jessica, who comes with her, dares her to kiss Agnes, which she does. Elin discovers she shares Agnes' feelings, and a relationship between them develops. Although not as smoothly as Agnes wishes...

See also: Chocolate milk



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