Show Me Love


1h 29m 1999

Brief Synopsis

15-year-old Elin lives in a boring Swedish town - 'fucking Amal' - and is looking for some excitement. Everyone expects her to find a boyfriend and be settled while still a teenager. Agnes is in love with Elin and though Elin first mocks her devotion, soon the two become an item. But Elin's big sist

Film Details

Also Known As
Fucking Amal
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Danish Film Institute (Dfi); Film i VSst; Memfis Film; Sveriges Television (Svt); Swedish Film Institute; Trust Film Sales; Zentropa Entertainment; Zeta Films (Argentina)
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/STRAND RELEASING; Alliance Releasing; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Ctv International; Haskolabio; Key Films; Rialto Films; Strand Releasing; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

15-year-old Elin lives in a boring Swedish town - 'fucking Amal' - and is looking for some excitement. Everyone expects her to find a boyfriend and be settled while still a teenager. Agnes is in love with Elin and though Elin first mocks her devotion, soon the two become an item. But Elin's big sister pushes her to go out with, and ultimately to sleep with, the more suitable Johan. Agnes feels betrayed and lets out rumours of Elin's behaviour. Soon, Elin must choose between convention and a more daring life.

Cast

Alexandra Dahlstrom

Elin

Rebecca Liljeberg

Agnes Ahlberg

Mathias Rust

Johan Hult

Erica Carlson

Jessica

Stefan Horberg

Markus

Josefin Nyberg

Viktoria

Ralph Carlsson

Olof--Agnes' Father

Maria Hedborg

Karin--Agnes' Mother

Axel Widegren

Oskar--Agnes' Brother

Jill Ung

Birgitta--Elin'S Mother

Lisa Skagerstam

Camilla

Lina Svantesson

Elin'S Friend

Johanna Larsson

Elin'S Friend

Elinor Johansson

Elin'S Friend

Jessica Melkersson

Elin'S Friend

Bo Lyckman

Man In Car

Daniel Tider

Johan'S Little Brother

Nils Bjorkman

Bengtsson

Per Larsen

Kenneth Larsson

Teacher

Karl Strandlin

Ice Hockey Coach

Peter Teider

Markus'S Friend

Linda Malmqvist

Sobbing Girl

Christer Amar

Michael Andersson

Therese Andreasson

Rialda Arifovic

Sanella Arifovic

Fredrik Arrelid

Vanessa Babot

Josephine Bordi

Sandra Bopstrom

Betty Carlsson

Alain Carlstein

Elias Chamoun

Maikel Chamoun

John Ole Dahl-olsen

Dlawe Dalaware

Mikaela Eklund

Elin Fransson

Kim Fransson

Fredrik Gunnarsson

Lina Gustafsson

Susanna Gustafsson

Grazyna Goransson

Peter Hildingsson

Malin Hultgren

Max Hylander

Caroline Johansson

Niklas Johansson

Petra Johansson

Daniel Karlsson

Linda Karlsson

Andreas Kvist

Marten Lauvall

Jonas Lenberg

Josephine Lewing

Carl-johan Lext

Jonas Lindell

Robert Lindqvist

Frida Lundby

Jonas Lonn

Anton Lowek

Rebecka Martikainen

Emma Massey

Andreas Mattson

Modar Mohanna

Elisabet Nileback

Mikael Nordman

Martin Nyholm

Petra Nyman

Joakim Olofsson

Kalle Rosborg

Vlora Shabani

Martin Storasenj

Johanna Strom

Jonna Sundqvist

Patrik Strom

Boyar Syla

Linda Syla

Magnus Thell

Gustav Tagne

Sofia Wennberg

Film Details

Also Known As
Fucking Amal
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1999
Production Company
Danish Film Institute (Dfi); Film i VSst; Memfis Film; Sveriges Television (Svt); Swedish Film Institute; Trust Film Sales; Zentropa Entertainment; Zeta Films (Argentina)
Distribution Company
CINEPLEX ODEON FILMS/STRAND RELEASING; Alliance Releasing; Cineplex Odeon Films; Cineplex Odeon Films; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Ctv International; Haskolabio; Key Films; Rialto Films; Strand Releasing; Warner Bros. Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Gothenburg Great Film award at the 1999 Gothenburg Film Festival.

Winner of four 1998 Guldbagge Awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Moodysson), Best Acress (Dahlstrom and Liljeberg) and Best Screenplay (Moodysson).

Winner of the 1998 Swedish Film of the Year award from the Swedish Film Critics Association.

Released in United States Fall October 15, 1999

Released in United States October 22, 1999

Released in United States on Video January 10, 2006

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States February 1999

Released in United States June 1999

Released in United States July 1999

Released in United States September 2007

Released in United States July 2009

"Show Me Love" was showcased in competition at the 1999 Berlin International Film Festival under its original title "Fucking Amal."

Shown at Gothenburg Film Festival January 29 - February 7, 1999.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 13 - June 6, 1999.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 10-21, 1999.

Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Closing Night) June 17-27, 1999.

Shown at OUTFEST '99: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Opening Night) July 8-19, 1999.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Thematic Retrospective. Cold Fever) September 20-29, 2007.

Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Strand Releasing Retrospective) July 9-19, 2009.

Feature directorial debut for poet Lukas Moodysson.

Released in United States Fall October 15, 1999 (NY, SF)

Released in United States October 22, 1999 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States on Video January 10, 2006

Released in United States 1999 ("Show Me Love" was showcased in competition at the 1999 Berlin International Film Festival under its original title "Fucking Amal.")

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Gothenburg Film Festival January 29 - February 7, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (New Directors Showcase) May 13 - June 6, 1999.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival September 24 - October 10, 1999.)

Released in United States February 1999 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 10-21, 1999.)

Released in United States July 1999 (Shown at OUTFEST '99: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Opening Night) July 8-19, 1999.)

Released in United States July 2009 (Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Strand Releasing Retrospective) July 9-19, 2009.)

Released in United States June 1999 (Shown at San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (Closing Night) June 17-27, 1999.)

Released in United States September 2007 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Thematic Retrospective. Cold Fever) September 20-29, 2007.)