Lilya is 16, and lives in a dismal suburb in a nameless town somewhere in the former Soviet Union. Abandoned by her mother, and bullied by a wicked aunt, her only comfort comes from Volodya, a good-hearted younger boy who she befriends. Hope arrives when Lilya meets and falls in love with Andrei, who asks her to move to Sweden with him and begin a new life. Full of trust and anticipation she boards the plane, unaware that whilst she dreams of angels, she is destined to lie with devils... Although darker in tone than either Show Me Love or Together, director Lukas Moodysson’s third feature once again displayed his unerring ability to see things from the point of view of his young protagonists, and to draw incredibly courageous performances from his youthful actors. Winner of numerous festival prizes, the film also established Moodysson as one of the most significant European voices of the 2000s.