Hål i mitt hjärta, Ett (A Hole In My Heart)
Hål i mitt hjärta, Ett (A Hole In My Heart) (2004)

Lukas Moodysson wrote and directed this disturbing and controversial allegorical drama. Eric (Björn Almroth) is a teenager who lives in a shabby flat with his father, Rickard (Thorsten Flinck). Eric spends most of his time holed up in his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: December 6, 2005
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Anthony Lane
New Yorker

The question is: do we need to be hauled through scene after scene of drab, dehumanized behavior so that we may see, or at least hear, humanity restored at the end?

Gunnar Rehlin

The film is yet another proof of Moodysson's fearlessness and his willingness to push forward and break through the boundaries of convention.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Moodysson doesn't use this borrowed aesthetic to study what's on his plate; he's just out to cause a scene.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Moodysson comes on like de Sade crossed with Godard, yet by locking us outside of his characters, he fails to make them even contemptuously compelling.

V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Will disgust many (probably most) viewers as it cements Moodysson's reputation as one of today's most daring filmmakers.

Ken Fox
TV Guide

It's harrowing to watch just how far these four actors are willing to go to bring Moodysson's vision to life, and their dedication commands respect, even as it dares you to keep your eyes on the screen.

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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

An experimental, transgressive work that pretty much fails on every level.

Manohla Dargis
New York Times

It's a mystery what the Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson thought he was up to in A Hole in My Heart, a movie teeming with ugly images and grotesque behavior.

Emanuel Levy

The degradation inflicted on the characters in Moodyson's A Hole in My Heart is also inflicted on the viewers... an excruciating and appalling experience.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
Probably the most pointless and irritating watch since Gummo. The film has nothing to say, or anything entertaining to offer. We are assaulted by a stream of… More
Nicki Marie
Definitely not easy watching, and not for everyone. This movie is about four pretty screwed up people. A young girl who is so demented her main tragedy in… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]With "A Hole in My Heart", writer and director Lukas Moodysson's intent is to show that all we need is a hug and some tender… More