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R| 1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Lilya (Oksana Akinshina) lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt (Liliya Shinkaryova), who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha (Elina Benenson) and Volodya (Artiom Bogucharski), who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working as a prostitute, and later meets Andrei (Pavel Ponomaryov). He offers her a good job in Sweden, but when Lilya arrives her life quickly enters a downward spiral.

Cast: Oksana Akinshina , Artiom Bogucharski , Elina Benenson , Liliya Shinkaryova , Pavel Ponomaryov , Tomas Neumann , Lyubov Agapova , Tonu Kark

Director: Lukas Moodysson

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Newmarket Film Group

Lilya 4-Ever (2002)

Release Date: April 11th, 2003|1 hr. 49 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Lukas Moodysson, a young Swedish director, crafts a stunner of a film out of familiar turf. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Riveting. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Terrific filmmaking, but it's hard to leave Moodysson's picture without feeling much of anything except hopelessness. Utterly. show more

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