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Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working as a prostitute, and later meets Andrei. He offers her a good job in Sweden, but when Lilya arrives her life quickly enters a downward spiral.

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Directed by

Lukas Moodysson

Written by

Lukas Moodysson (Screenplay)

Runtime

109 minutes

Country

Denmark, Sweden

Language

Swedish

Cast

Keywords

sex nightclub escape violence sweden prostitution poverty underground sex trafficking

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