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Lilya 4-ever(Lilja 4-Ever)

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Sweden, Denmark · 2002
Rated R · 1h 49m
Director Lukas Moodysson
Starring Oksana Akinshina, Artyom Bogucharsky, Lyubov Agapova, Liliya Shinkaryova
Genre Crime, Drama

After her mother abandons her and leaves for the United States, Lilya Michailova is left to fend for herself living in poverty in the crumbling Soviet Union. She falls in love with a man named Andrej, and moves to Sweden dreaming of a better life. The real purpose of Andrej’s affections is much more sinister…..

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The New Yorker by Anthony Lane

As with "Together," Moodysson has pulled off a staggering dramatic coup, and again we are forced to ask: How does he do it? [21 & 28 April 2003, p.194]


Chicago Sun-Times by Roger Ebert

The movie, written and directed by Lukas Moodysson, has the directness and clarity of a documentary, but allows itself touches of tenderness and grief.


The New Republic by Stanley Kauffmann

It is Akinshina's presence and performance that make the pedestrian story heart-wrenching. She is pretty, responsive, reflective. Without the slightest strain, she convinces us of the beauty and pathos and hope within Lilya.


Boston Globe by Ty Burr

Doesn't derive its power from the turning wheels of plot suspense but from the simple act of looking and not blinking.


New York Post by V.A. Musetto

Lilya is portrayed by Oksana Akinshina, who gives a dynamic, heartbreaking performance... She was wonderful in ["Brothers"], but is even more astonishing in Lilya 4-Ever.

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