About the film
escape underground despair sweden nightclub human trafficking based on true story poverty prostitution sex trafficking sex slavery downward spiral teenage protagonist lesbian
Release Date: August 23, 2002
|Production Companies||:||Memfis Film, Det Danske Filminstitut, Film i Väst, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Svenska Filminstitutet, SVT, Zentropa Entertainments|
|Producers||:||Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Gunnar Carlsson, Lars Jönsson, Tomas Eskilsson, Jesper Kurlandsky, Karl Strandlind, Peeter Urbla, Malte Forssell, Jonas Overton, Andres Arro, Kristi-Karita Levoll, Ingrid Nõmmik|
Lilja lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilja hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working as a prostitute, and later meets Andrei. He offers her a good job in Sweden, but when Lilja arrives her life quickly enters a downward spiral.