Release Date: April 11th, 2003
DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2006
R|1 hr 49 min
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, Tynu Kark
Director: Lukas Moodysson
Production Co: Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond, Zentropa Entertainments, Film i Väst, Svenska Filminstitutet, Memfis Film, Sveriges Television, Det Danske Filminstitut
Distributors: Newmarket Film Group