Saturday, October 27, 2007

Lilja 4-ever (Bitter but stunning!)

Lilja is a normal , easygoing teenager , living in the former Soviet Union.She's very happy to hear that her mother is living to US with her boyfriend.She longs to go anywhere away from where she lives , as she finds it dreadfully boring.She likes Britney Spears so she's so excited to going there.Alas , she's abruptly told, that it'd be better if she followed them later.She is left alone in a poor , gloomy apartment , with no money, but vague promises.She's soon told from their state's child protection institution , about her being abadoned from her family as an unwanted inheritor.This causes ferocious pain to Lilja , but she's not an easygoing teenager any longer.After several , dissapointed trials , she starts prostituting to survive. She's become bitterly realistic , trying deceitfully to manage everything as she was totally apathetic.The sole sunbeam in her gloomy life ,is Volodya , a teenager guy , newly rejected from his family.It's heartbreaking and yet astonishing to see how this two lonely , abandoned, disasapointed, two kindred spirits aspire about a new , different, happy life without any dependences to anything they hate or that they are forced to have to live with.
Lilja falls for Andrei ; a guy she meets at the club where she realises her meetings with unknown men.Andrei promises her a new life in Sweden.She follows him , trying to escape from her dark reality , sadly , unaware of the fatal suprises that her fate will be concocting..The harsh reality of this movie seems to slap up your nerves.
Yet, the director has realised a great work conveying the inner worlds of two desperate teenagers , magnificiently proofing us that the liberty and redemption , lies in our soul ;that escaping from all evils depends to us ,ignoring all of the banal,quotidian , unescapable truths of life.
It's for that reason , that this movie is so replenishing , at least according to me.

Winner of different awards and nominated in different film festivals , "Lilja 4-ever" is a very special film , that I'd highly recommend.
For more infos check:http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0300140/
Rated : 7.8 over 10 at imdb.com .My vote: 8

p.s: photo sources: www.imdb.com & www.outnow.ch

7 comments:

ELAIS said...

It is a very gloomy and unfortunately even quite realistic film about crushed teenage dreams and hopes.

belle_fleur said...

"the liberty and redemption , lies in our soul" - isn't it though?

eni said...

ladies: I sympathize:)

ados said...

oh, e kam pare kete film. Me te vertete i trishtueshem..Vetem dje pashe akoma nje film te tille, me te njejten teme pothuajse "Trade"...

akull-naja said...

ohhh...I saw this film on arte some times ago...and it's so moving...the scenes are so real, the love for the little brother so touching, the end so bitter...

Të djelë të këndshme!

tetena said...

nuk e di nese do ta shikoja se vertet shume i dhimbshem.

buli3go said...

we have the same taste about movies, eni. I like this one

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