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Lilya 4-ever

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Original title
Lilja 4-ever
Year
Running time
109 min.
Country
Sweden Sweden
Director
Screenwriter
Lukas Moodysson
Music
Nathan Larson
Cinematography
Ulf Brantås
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Sweden-Denmark; Memfis Film AB
Genre
Drama | Prostitution. Teen/coming-of-age. Drugs. Social Drama. Sexual Abuse
Synopsis / Plot
Sixteen-year-old Lilya lives in a poor and dreary suburb somewhere in the former Soviet Union. Her mother has moved to the States with a new man and Lilya is waiting to be sent for. When no letters or money arrive from her mother, it becomes obvious that Lilya has been abandoned. She is forced to move into a tiny, run-down flat with no electricity or heating. Heartbroken and with no money, Lilya's situation becomes desperate. Her only friend is eleven-year-old Volodya, who is sometimes allowed to sleep on her sofa. They hang out together, dreaming of a better life. Hope arrives when Lilya falls in love with Andrei. He asks her to follow him to Sweden to start a new life. Little Volodya is jealous and suspicious, but Lilya packs her things. Suddenly, she's sitting on a plane bound for Sweden, not knowing what will happen next...
Awards
2003: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominada a Best Foreign Film
2002: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Film, Direction, Actress, Screenplay, Cinematography
2002: Gijon Film Festival: Best Film & Best Actress (Oksana Akinshina)
2002: European Film Awards: 2 Nominations including Best Film
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