4 Films by Lukas Moodysson (1998-2004)
2xDVD9 + 2xDVD5 | PAL 16:9 / 4:3 | 386 mins | Total: 22,89 Gb
Audio: Swedish or Russian (see below) | Subtitles: English
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance | 45 wins | Sweden
Lukas Moodysson is a Swedish director famed for his brutal, documentary-style approach to filmmaking - capturing some controversial aspects of life with desperate realism. Some of his films are easily comparable to the works of Ken Loach or Larry Clarke and similarly his movies may not be to everyone’s taste and will possibly appeal to few - but they are still commonly regarded as poignant statements about the horrors of real - often teenage - life. Here we get a collection of four of his main features, capturing, in turn, the troubles associated with ‘coming out’, the ups and downs of life in a seventies free-living commune, an abandoned child’s struggle in Russia and finally a boy’s struggle for survival while his dad films a degrading porn movie in the living room. None of them sound very appealing, but often - as in the case with depressing movies like Bjork’s debut, Dancer in the Dark - the pain of watching is worth it in the end.