Lilja 4-ever





- Hi.

- Hi, come in.

- Shall we go?

- Sure, I just have to pack my things.

- What things?

- My things. I'm moving!

- Where?

- The States!

- What?! The States?

- It's true! You know mom's boyfriend?

He lives in America.

Mom's moving there and I'm going with.

- What you gonna do there?

- I don't know. We leave on Friday.

- You're kidding!

- It's true!

- It's a dumb joke.

- It's true. What am I gonna do here?

- I can't believe you're moving.

- Believe it, I'm going...

- Can I pay for a pack of Marlboro later?

- No, you can't.

- Wall Street, then?

- I said no.

- We always can with the other cashier.

- Don't lie, girls.

- We're not lying. We can...

- I said no!

- B*tch!

- What?!

- What you doing!

- Doesn't matter, I'm off to America!

How come

you decided to go to America?

Mom met her boyfriend

through one of those dating agencies.

He's Russian,

but he lives in America.

It's incredible!

- Sh*t... I'd also like to go away.

- You can visit me in America!

What's this about "America, America"?

What's she shouting about?

- She's going there.

- You're just lying. Really?

- Can't I come with?

- No.

Take me with you. I speak English.

Hello, my name is Volodya.


Listen... there was something

your mother wanted to say to you.

Go on.


Sergei and I have discussed it-

- and decided it's best

if we go over first.

We'll go first

and you'll come a little later.

- You're big now.

- What!? I'm going to live here alone?

That's just how it is.

If it doesn't suit you...

then you don't need to come at all!

It's just me and you.

Just the two of us.

- I'll just say goodbye. Be right back.

- Fine.

Honey... I have to go now.

I left some money.

I'll send more when I get there.

Aunt Anna will be here soon.

Can't you at least give me a hug?

I'm leaving.


- Good bye...

- Bye.

Wait, mom!

Mom! Don't go!

- My little daughter...

- Don't leave me, please!

Don't leave me, mom!

Don't go, stay with me,

I won't make it!

Don't go, mom!

If we don't leave now...

- I'll call. I'll call you!

- Mom!

I'll call when I get there!

- Who is it?

- Anna.

- So... Has she left?

- Yes.

- Get dressed.

- What?

- Let's go, we're off to your new flat.

- What new flat?

- You're going to live in another flat.

- What?

This flat's too big for you.

I told you to get dressed.

- I'm not going. This is my flat!

- You must obey me.

Let's go.

Here it is.

The old man that lived here died a few

weeks ago. These are his things.

- Are you crazy? I'm gonna live here?

- Yes, you will.

As long as your mother isn't here,

I decide.

Everything's here: Fridge, windows,

it's warm...

- Why can't I live in my flat?

- No one can pay for it.

I can't and you can't.

- If you don't...

- No way I'm living here!

If you don't want to live here,

live on the street.

- You b*tch!

- It's the streets or an orphanage!

- Hi, Lilya.

- Hi.


Our Father, who art in heaven.

Hallowed be thy Name.

Thy kingdom come.

Thy will be done.

On earth as it is in Heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread

And forgive us our trespasses. As we

forgive those that trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom, and the power,

and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.

Very good.

You could do better.

Are you still here?

I thought you'd gone to America.

You did really well in the test.

- A golden future awaits you.

- What?

I was kidding.

Go to hell, b*tch! You can be sure

I have a golden future ahead of me.


Where are you going?

- Can I come with?

- No, you can't.

- You can have glue if I can come.

- Let's see.

Wow, are those Nikes? Real ones?

My little sun, rise up...

- Look at all the medicine I found.

- Wow...

- Where'd you find it?

- The toilet.

- It's not mine.

- Whose is it?

- Maybe the old man that lived here.

- What's this?

Give it here!

What you doing! Kids shouldn't drink!

Hey, look what I found!

- Let's play war.

- Put one on him.

The old man was a war hero.

- Check out the war hero!

- Salute him!

- Volodya, sit down. Sit down!

- Relax!

What's all this noise?

Could you keep it quiet?

Come in, don't be angry. We've got

cough medicine. You can have some.

- I don't have a cough.

- It's good for everything. Come in.

If you don't calm down, I'll call the

police. And I'm calling your aunt.

That's enough. Hey, that's enough.

- Come on, I'll turn the light out.

- You're too young. Cut it out.

Calm yourself, you're too young.

Find yourself another girl.

- Cut it out.

- Go away.

What's going on here?!

What's going on?!

I like it here. Are you nuts, or what?!

Get out!


Go on! Get out of here now!


Don't touch me!

Go to hell! Just you remember

that I decide around here.

Watch yourself, or it'll get worse!

Get out of the house!

Get out of here! You runt!

You f***ing son of a b*tch!


Volodya, what are you doing?

- I'm just sitting here.

- Come down.

- I'm just sitting here.

- Come down, please.

- Come down!

- I don't want to.

- Come down.

- No, I won't.

- Come down.

- Alright, alright...

Hey, you want to go for a ride?

- No.

- 100 crowns.

- Piss off!

- 200.

- Go to hell!

- You're not that pretty...

- F*** off, you a**hole!

- I can ask, can't I?

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Lukas Moodysson

Karl Frederik Lukas Moodysson (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈlʉːkas ˈmɔdːʏ.ˈsɔn]) (born 17 January 1969) is a Swedish novelist, short story writer and film director. First coming to prominence as an ambitious poet in the 1980s, he had his big domestic and international breakthrough directing the 1998 romantic film Show Me Love. He has since directed a string of films with different styles and public appeal, as well as continued to write both poetry and novels. In 2007, The Guardian ranked Moodysson eleventh in its list of the world’s best directors, describing his directorial style as “heartfelt and uncompromising.” more…

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