The one that will become more close to her than anyone else is the street kid and male leading character Volodja act by the 12 year old Artiom Bogutjarskij (his first movie).
I have worked with street children and his acting is very authentic.
Maybe you do sit down with your wife and kids watching a good TV-show.
When the night comes, you are wishing your child's a good night's sleep before you go to bed.
The time that pass from the beginning to the end is the time the director Lukas Moodysson have to convince you that the reality is not as good as you may think, or maybe you already know, all to well.
For me, nothing was the same after I did leave the cinema.
I know that it sounds like a cliché, but I tell you, it is not.
The great acting of the 15 year old Russian actress Oksana Akinsjina makes it possible.
I did almost forget that she is not Lilja when I did see the movie, it is heartbreaking when she is crying, and when she is happy her smile is the most wonderful you have seen that day.