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Something Must Break 18 rating

A striking 21st-century love story about the passionate relationship between a transgendered teen and a straight man.

Drama 2014 85 mins

Director: Ester Martin Bergsmark


A striking and distinctive tale of 21st-century romance, following Sebastian, a shy female identifying transgendered teen whose world is rocked by the arrival of an alluring young straight man named Andreas.

Having previously made waves with the formally innovative documentary She Male Snails, Ester Martin Bergsmark returns with a debut feature film that heralds the arrival of a significant new Swedish filmmaking talent - to rival the emergence of Lukas Moodysson in the early 2000s. Stylistically daring yet emotionally accessible, the love story that exists at the centre of the film exudes integrity and truth. But offering far more than mere romance, Something Must Break is also a subversive and erotic reflection on the body and what it means to forge your own identity.