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Warriors of Love

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Simon Staho // Sweden, 2008
Fiction Feature // FF2009



Simon Staho describes his film as “a tribute to excessive love. To a love that demands sacrifices, scars and gunshot wounds.” It centres on the young, lesbian couple Ida and Karin. Karin wants to face her past, in which her father used to abuse her. Love, death, fear and vengeance are the central themes in this intense, uncompromising drama about a parricide and the dreadful consequences of sexual abuse. The film offers no consolation. Not even to the lovers.


Simon Staho, born in 1972, made his feature film debut with"Vilspor" (1998). Since then he has directed the feature films "Dag och Natt" (2004) with Pernilla August and Maria Bonnevie, "Bang Bang OrangUtang" (2005), "Daisy Diamond" (2007) and "Heaven’s Heart" (2008).


Kärlekens Krigare

Fiction Feature


Agenda 09//FF2009



93 min


Simon Staho

Peter Asmussen, Simon Staho

Josefin Ljungman, Shima Niavarani

Anne Katrine Andersen

Harald Gunnar Paalgard

Janus Billeskov Jansen

XX Film ApS

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