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Kiss Me (2011)

Kyss mig (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 29 July 2011 (Sweden)
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A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter.

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Alexandra-Therese Keining (screenplay), Josefine Tengblad (idea) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ruth Vega Fernandez Ruth Vega Fernandez ... Mia Sundström
Liv Mjönes ... Frida
Krister Henriksson ... Lasse
Lena Endre ... Elisabeth
Joakim Nätterqvist ... Tim Bratthall
Josefine Tengblad ... Elin, Frida's girlfriend
Tom Ljungman ... Oskar
Björn Kjellman ... The Priest
Jan Goldring Jan Goldring ... Security Guard
Anna Nygren Anna Nygren ... Teacher in Auditorium
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Storyline

MIA (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and FRIDA (Liv Mjönes), both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents' engagement party. Mia's father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), is about to get married to Frida's mother, Elizabeth (Lena Endre), which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. Lasse's daughter, Mia, has not visited her father in years and arrives with her boyfriend, Tim (Joakim Nätterqvist), with whom she is about to get married. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Sweden | Denmark | Germany

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

29 July 2011 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Fyn, Funen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$396,596
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The plot is loosely based on producer, writer, and co-star Josefine Tengblad real-life coming out story. See more »

Goofs

Mia looks in the mirror at home and finds a mark on her right shoulder. But when Tim finds the mark in a scene later in the movie it is on her left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Frida: That I'm in love with her.
Elisabeth: Oh, for God's sake! I asked you to try and be nice to her, not fall in love with her!
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It's Always the Same
Written by birdpaula and Marc Collin
The Perfect Kiss
Performed by Katrine Ottosen
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Uneven
25 December 2011 | by candypants42See all my reviews

I just saw this yesterday, and was left with mixed emotions. The film has some qualities, but it doesn't really follow through. As others have pointed out, the film follows a very simple love story, and there's nothing wrong with that as long as it's well-executed, but this wasn't. Throughout the film I never really cared about the relationship, mostly because it wasn't developed enough to be interesting, but it I also didn't find the characters to be likable. Most of the screen time with the two leads is them either staring at each other or having sex, most of which doesn't further the story what so ever.

It's all very Swedish-film-y, if you wanted to you could probably make a drinking game out of every time a character breaks a long tense silence with -Du..?, and you are constantly reminded of the upper-middle-class-ness of the characters. Another thing that bothered me is that EVERY SINGLE ONE the characters smoke. It's not that I think it's bad, there's just no point of it, it doesn't bring anything to the movie and it isn't really realistic either. The most memorable scene for me is when they see deer in the woods, but I actually think the film would be better without it. It doesn't fit, it just looks as if they've taken left-over footage from a LOKA commercial and put it in for effect.

Basically, it's OK, but not more. The acting is uneven and the entire movie becomes nauseatingly predictable and over-emotional towards the second half. If you're only going to see one Swedish film with lesbians 'fucking åmål' is far superior.


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