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Something Must Break

Something Must Break
  • Sweden
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Ester Martin Bergsmark
  • Cast: Saga Becker, Iggy Malmborg, Shima Niavarani
  • Language: Swedish
  • UK release: 3 April 2015

Sebastian (Becker) is struggling to cope with his metamorphosis into Ellie, the girl he must be; Andreas (Malmborg) is straight but deeply attracted to Sebastian/Ellie. Bold and authentic Swedish LGBT drama, with both actors doing fine work, but Bergsmark's direction is so heavy-handed and pretentious and his dialogue so overwrought that it's likely to alienate those who most need to see it.

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Something Must Break

30 Mar 20152 stars

Well-intentioned but overwrought transgender drama from Ester Martin Bergsmark

An unconventional love story set in Stockholm’s LGBT scene, transgender filmmaker Ester Martin Bergsmark’s first narrative feature joins recent movies like Let the Right One In, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Force Majeure and Roy Andersson's 'Living…

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