#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – While waiting for her mothers reply to take her to the USA, Lilya idles the time away smoking, drinking and having fun with her, too, outcast friend Volodya. In time, the chance of a new life becomes non-existent; her life is going nowhere. Meeting a young man, she then finds a plane ticket in her hand and a new life in Sweden: a job, an apartment and prospects. All is not what it seems. There shall be work, there shall be housing and there shall be no escape. This is the stark, frank and disturbing vision of the life of a young victim of the underground sex trade and in all its tone of realism of abject poverty, despicable actions and of wanting to show that dreaming of a better life is not a crime but that life can shatter the illusion of a happy ending.
Plot: Lilja lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilja hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working as a prostitute, and later meets Andrei. He offers her a good job in Sweden, but when Lilja arrives her life quickly enters a downward spiral.
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some people complain about the Russian being too simple an unrealistic in the dialogue. i’m really happy that it is, because i had no subtitles and if they had spoken faster and using slang, then i wouldn’t have understood anything. and the cool thing is that all the labels in the shops and other signs are in my mother tongue, in estonian. and the blue money that she uses(100 crowns=£4) is ours too. and you remember the enormous building where volodja slept, the one that reminded a submarine on the inside, the one they called the pentagon. well, unfortunately it is no more, it was torn down this summer. or at least most of it. pity.
the film made me ache all over. it is the real life. the gap between the rich and the poor is unbelievably wide here.
Director Lukas Moodysson has achieved a film that is so moving that it is hard to forget it after leaving the theater. Images come back into one’s mind about this story about this girl. The tragedy of her life is something to be shocked and alarmed.
To think there are out there, in the so-called civilized world, people that take advantage of girls like Lilja is mind boggling. Lilja’s mother has to be one of the worst monsters ever presented in a film. This woman abandons her 16 year old daughter because she has found a meal ticket with a man that will probably end up leaving her as well.
Lilja is beautifully portrayed by Oksana Akinshina. The actress and her character disappear in front of your eyes. The story is very true as thousands of naive girls are exported from what it was the old Soviet Union to other countries in order to force them into prostitution. This story is constantly in the news, yet more and more young girls are duped into going abroad with the promise of highly paid jobs that exist only for the people who exploit them.
Her only friend is Volodya, also a very sad boy who is thrown out of his own house by an abusive father. Volodya and Lilja form a bond as they cling to one another. The little boy is street wise; he knows the fate that awaits Lilja in Sweden. Their friendship is the only thing they both have.
The sad part of the film is the realization that so called “normal” and perfectly “respectful” people are the same ones that brutalize these children. They use Lilja to satisfy their sexual appetites, then discard her like yesterday’s trash. To know that there are people like that in our society is a very sad commentary about our world.
Contrary to what many people have commented about the film, I thought that in spite of the tragedy of Lilja’s and Volodya’s lives, it had a very positive ending because both are free to run around in a better place together, which is not a luxury most of us have on our time in this planet.
Mr. Moodysson gives us a film that will shock; he dares to go where others wouldn’t. A job well done..
Original Language sv
Runtime 1 hr 49 min (109 min)
Genre Crime, Drama
Director Lukas Moodysson
Writer Lukas Moodysson
Actors Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharskiy, Lyubov Agapova, Liliya Shinkaryova
Country Sweden, Denmark
Awards 12 wins & 11 nominations.
Production Company Sveriges Television, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Memfis Film, Film i Väst, Zentropa Entertainments, Det Danske Filminstitut, Svenska Filminstitutet
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Aaton XTR Prod
Laboratory Film-Teknik, Stockholm, Sweden
Film Length 2,990 m (Sweden), 2,992 m (Switzerland)
Negative Format 16 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical, Super 16
Printed Film Format 35 mm